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WAGHENAER, L. J. - Descriptio ditionum littoralium maris Germanici, videlicet, Eijderstadij, Dithmarsiae. . .

WAGHENAER, L. J. -  Descriptio ditionum littoralium maris Germanici, videlicet, Eijderstadij, Dithmarsiae. . .
Descriptio ditionum littoralium maris Germanici, videlicet, Eijderstadij, Dithmarsiae. . . - WAGHENAER, L. J.
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Title : Descriptio ditionum littoralium maris Germanici, videlicet, Eijderstadij, Dithmarsiae. . ..
Map maker : WAGHENAER, L. J..
Date : Leiden, Plantijn, 1585.
Size : 12.8 x 20.1 inches. / 32.5 x 51.0 cm.
Colouring : Coloured.

Description :A detailed chart of the Dithmarschen region in the North coastline of Germany. Decorated by a title, scale and a descriptive cartouche, one compass rose, several vessels and sea monsters, and coloured depictions of mountains, trees, and small villages. A very early edition rare Dutch text edition of this landmark contribution to the science of navigation. Waghenaer''s own personal experiences as a pilot along European coasts were used to compile the Spiegel der Zeevaerdt, the first edition of which was published in Dutch at Leyden in 1584/85 by the house of Plantin. Although advertised as published in 1584 according to Koeman this edition is more likely printed in 1585.
The chart is engraved by the famous artists Baptist and Johannes van Deutecom.
The chart showing soundings, sandbanks, landmarks and coastal profiles.

Condition : Paper slightly age-toned. Some marginal re-enforcement of paper all along right and left margins. Repair of split lower right margin . Else good condition.


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