Lucas Waghenaer: Finmarchia, c. 1592. Waghenaer produced the first sea atlas, Spiegel der Zee-Vaerdt, in 1584.
This was followed by a new atlas, Tresoor der Zee-Vaert (1592), where this sea chart shows Finnmark's coast for the first time.
William Barentsz may have used this atlas on his journeys.
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