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The mappe of the sea coastes of Galicia and of Ortugall until you be past the Cape of Finisterre, even as it is scituated and as it appeereth when you come sailinge alongst out of the Spanish Sea

Charts and maps

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Collection Charts and maps, Printed atlases
Gallery locationNot on display

Object details:

Object ID PBD8264(14)
Description Bound sheet. Hand coloured engraving. Scale: [circa 1:400,000 (bar)]. North is at 193 degrees. The bar scales are in English, Spanish and Dutch leagues. Additional Places: Ferrol, la Coruna. The chart contains two coastal profiles. It is decorated with two ships and one sea creature. A chart from Anthony Ashley's English edition of 'The Mariners Mirrour'. Lord Howard of Effingham ordered Waghenaer's sea atlas 'De Spieghel der Zeevaerdt' to be translated. It was so popular that 'waggoner' became the English term for a book of charts.
Date made circa 1588

Artist/Maker Waghenaer, Lucas Janz
Rutlinger, Joannes
Place made London
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements Printed area 32.5 x 51 cm
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