"Beschrijvinghe vande Zee Custen van Engelandt Tusschen Blacqneij en Scharenburch...", Waghenaer, Lucas Jansz
Subject: Eastern England
Period: 1585 (circa)
Publication: Spieghel der Zeevaerdt
Color: Hand Color
20.1 x 12.9 inches
51.1 x 32.8 cm
This uncommon and very early sea chart covers the coast of England from Blakeney north to Scarborough. Soundings, anchorages, and other navigational information appear in the North Sea. Place names and some nice topographical detail are shown along the coast. Three vessels decorate the sea. A 32-point compass rose orients the north to bottom right. The title and distance scales are each enclosed by their own ornate cartouche. There is a profile view of the coast running across the top of the sheet. Waghenaer's charts are renowned for their fine engraving by the best craftsmen of the period including Theodore de Bry and the Doetecum brothers. This map was engraved by Joannes Doetecum. Latin text on verso.
References: Shirley (BL Atlases) M.WAG-1a.
A crisp impression on a clean sheet with two tiny wormholes in the image that have been closed on verso with archival materials.