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Sea chart of Biscay, by Lucas Janszoon Waghenaer.


Die Zee custen vã Biscaijen tusschen Laredi eñ Sentillana soe hem dat selve landt alldaer verthoont enñ opdoet. - Lucas Janszoon Waghenaer, 1584.

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Item Number:  27004
Category:  Antique maps > Europe > Spain and Portugal
References: Koeman - IV; TNH Doet3 - Wag 1B (11a)

Old, antique sea chart of Biscay, by Lucas Janszoon Waghenaer.

Oriented to the south.

Rare first state (of 5) with map title only in Dutch.

Date of the first edition: 1584
Date of this map: 1584
Date on map: 1583

Engraved by Joannes van Doetecum

Copper engraving, printed on paper.
Size (not including margins): 33 x 51cm (12.9 x 19.9 inches)
Verso text: Dutch
Condition: Original coloured, excellent.
Condition Rating: A+
References: Koeman IV, Wag 1B (11a); TNH Doet3, #803 I

From: Spieghel der Zeevaerdt, vande navigatie der Westersche Zee, Innehoudende alle de Custe va Vranckryck Spaignen en 't principaelste deel van Engelandt ... Leiden, Chr. Plantijn, 1584. (Koeman IV, Wag 1B)

"Thanks to the unparalleled skill of the engravers, Baptist and Johannes van Deutecom, the original ms. charts by Waghenaer were transformed into the most beautiful maps of the period. The composition and the adornment have greatly contributed to the splendour of what originally were simple sketch-charts." (Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici)