Lucas Jansz Waghenaer. "Die Zee Custen va Biscaijen tusschen Laredo en Sentillana . . ." [Northern Spain].
Antwerp, 1583. 13 x 20 (neat lines). Engraved by Joannes Doetecum. Full original hand color. Very good condition. Framed. A/A
A fine and detailed sea chart of the northern coastline of Spain along the Bay of Biscay. Soundings, anchorages, and other navigational information appear along the coast, with nice topographical detail shown inland. Two vessels, two sea monsters, and a 32-point compass rose decorate the sea. The title and distance scales are each enclosed by their own ornate cartouche. There is a land approach view running across the top of the sheet. Waghenaer's charts are renowned for their fine engraving by the best craftsmen of the period including Theodor de Bry and the Doetecum brothers.