Frontispiece, The Mariners Mirrour, 1588

This illustration is the frontispiece to The Mariner’s Mirrour, one of the most famous collections of sea charts from the 16th century. First printed in Holland, it was translated into English and published in 1588. English sailors used it for about 100 years. The illustration shows many of the instruments used by early navigators.

Caption:
This illustration is the frontispiece to The Mariner’s Mirrour, one of the most famous collections of sea charts from the 16th century.
Type: Illustration
Image Date: 1588
Credit: By Permission of the Folger Shakespeare Library
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This illustration is the frontispiece to The Mariner’s Mirrour, one of the most famous collections of sea charts from the 16th century.