WAGHENAER, Lucas Jansszoon (1533-1606). Pars prima [-altera] speculum nauticum super navigatione maris occidentalis confectum, continens omnes oras maritimas Galliae, Hispaniae et praecipuarum partium Angliae. Leiden: Franciscus Raphelengius for Lucas Jansenius Aurigarius, 1586.
WAGHENAER, Lucas Jansszoon (1533-1606). Pars prima [-altera] speculum nauticum super navigatione maris occidentalis confectum, continens omnes oras maritimas Galliae, Hispaniae et praecipuarum partium Angliae. Leiden: Franciscus Raphelengius for Lucas Jansenius Aurigarius, 1586.
WAGHENAER, Lucas Jansszoon (1533-1606). Pars prima [-altera] speculum nauticum super navigatione maris occidentalis confectum, continens omnes oras maritimas Galliae, Hispaniae et praecipuarum partium Angliae. Leiden: Franciscus Raphelengius for Lucas Jansenius Aurigarius, 1586.
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WAGHENAER, Lucas Jansszoon (1533-1606). Pars prima [-altera] speculum nauticum super navigatione maris occidentalis confectum, continens omnes oras maritimas Galliae, Hispaniae et praecipuarum partium Angliae. Leiden: Franciscus Raphelengius for Lucas Jansenius Aurigarius, 1586.

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WAGHENAER, Lucas Jansszoon (1533-1606). Pars prima [-altera] speculum nauticum super navigatione maris occidentalis confectum, continens omnes oras maritimas Galliae, Hispaniae et praecipuarum partium Angliae. Leiden: Franciscus Raphelengius for Lucas Jansenius Aurigarius, 1586.

Extremely rare first Latin edition of the first printed pilot book to incorporate sea charts. ‘This work holds a unique place among the printed rutters of the sea in the 16th century because it is the first printed rutter with charts... Thanks to the unparalleled skill of the engravers ... the original ms. charts by Waghenaer were transformed into the most beautiful maps of the period’ (Koeman). The first great demand for Waghenaer's charts necessitated the translation of the work and publication of foreign pilots, the first of which was this Latin edition, translated by Martin Everaerts of Bruges. The excellence of this atlas was such that all other published charts of the coasts of Europe were based on it for at least a century, and all such later collections of sea charts were called after the author wagheners or waggoners or (in French) chartiers. The engraved charts are by Baptist and Johannes van Doetecum after Waghenaer, and are all in Koeman's state b, with numeration, excepting the double-page chart of Europe 'Universe Europae maritime', which is in state 1A (New Hollstein numbers available upon request). This map is extremely interesting, being in the rare first state with Iceland shown almost as a circular shape (New Hollstein 794/II). All editions of Waghenaer's atlas are very scarce. Adams W-1; Cox II, p. 384; Koeman IV, Wag 5A-B; Nordenskiöld 298; The World Encompassed 181.

2 parts in one, folio (420 x 300mm). First part: engraved title conforming to Koeman Wag 5B, without leaf *4 'In nomen...' but with *2 conforming to Koeman Wag 5B inserted in its stead, 2 full-page engravings, one with zodiacal volvelle and overlying scale, one full-page woodcut in text, 22 double-page engraved charts; second part: title within woodcut border with blank verso, 23 double-page engraved charts; all mounted on guards (engraved title strengthened at gutter with creasing and soiling continuing on the following 5 leaves, map 1 repaired with some very small loss at gutter, charts 11-22 in pt 1 with slightly larger marginal worming extending into plate image on 4 charts, tiny marginal worming at head to pt 1 charts 4 and 20 this latter extending to chart IIII in pt 2, small burn hole to chart XX in pt 2, occasional light soiling and staining throughout). Modern limp card wrappers, gilt red morocco spine label (rubbed, spine defective). Provenance: Jo.-Baptiste Freguglia (ink ownership inscription on title dated 1740) – Pasolini (bookplate).
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