Full title: The mariners mirrour : wherin may playnly be seen the courses, heights, distances, depths, soundings, flouds and ebs, risings of lands, rocks, sands and shoalds, with the marks for th'entrings of the harbouroughs, havens and ports of the greatest part of Europe: their seueral traficks and commodities: together wth. the rules and instrume[n]ts of navigation. First made & set fourth in diuers exact sea-charts, by that famous nauigator Luke Wagenar of Enchuisen and now fitted with necessarie additions for the use of Englishmen by Anthony Ashley. Heerin also may be understood the exploits lately atchiued by the right Honorable the L. Admiral of Engla[n]d with her Maties. nauie and some former seruices don by that worthy knight Sr. Fra: Drake.
Author/creator: Ashley, Anthony, Sir, 1551-1628, Bry, Theodor de, 1528-1598, Charlewood, John, -1592, Hatton, Christopher, Sir, 1540-1591, Hondius, Jodocus, 1563-1612, Ryther, Augustine, Waghenaer, Lucas Janszoon, 1534 or 1535-1606.
Call Numbers: SAFE/MRB/F80
Record Identifier: 74VK7mXaV0qA
Contents: , 1 atlas ( leaves in various pagings ( maps in various numberings)) : illustrations, maps ; 44 cm., , , , , , (1) Generall carde, & discription of the sea coastes of Europa and nauigation in this booke conteyned. Jodocus Hondius sc., (2) Description of the tvvoo famous riuers streames or channells the flie' & maersdeepe streaching up in to the sowther sea before Enchuysen unto Amstredam, wyth all the sandes bankes an.d showldes, lying uppon the sayde streames., (3) Description of the isles of Sealand as they lie vpon all y.er riuers & chanells with a part of the sea coastes of Holland and Flaundres., (4) Description of the sea coastes of Flaundres & Picardie beginning from Neweport vnto Deepe, w.th the Flemmishe bankes, vntill you be past the straight betweene England & France the w.ch is called the heades., (5) Carde of parte of the sea coastes of Normandie and Britainie with the islands adioyninge., (6) Shewing or appearing of the sea coastes of Britaine euē as they open and shewe betwene S. Malo and Roscou. Theodore de Bry sculp., (7) Sea carde of Britaÿne conteining the coastes, baÿs, iles, and hauens, that lye betweene Rouscou and Groÿe verie dilligently corrected. A? 1588., (8) Sea coastes, with the iles of Bretaÿne betweene Bsauet & Picquesiers., (9) Sea coastes of the landes of Poyctou and Bordeaux eūe as they shew and appeare, when you sayle there alongst betweene Picquelier & the riuer of Bordeaux, called the Garonne. Theodor de Bry sculp., (10) Card of the sea coases of Acason & Biscay with their hauens and opening of their landes, hills and mountaynes. A. Ryther, sculpsit. 1587., (11) Sea coastes of Byscay betweene Laredo and Sentilliana even as they shew when you pass before them. 1588. Theodor de Brÿs., (12) Mappe of the sea coastes of Biscay betweene Rio de Sella & Auiles, verie naughty hauens for great shippes. rIodocus Hondius fe., (13) Sea coastes of Gallicia from cape of Auiles vnto Ortegal. A. Ryther sculpsit. 1587., (14) Mappe of the sea coastes of Galicia and of Ortugall vntill you bee paste the cape of Finisterre, euen as it is scituated and as it appeereth when you comme sailinge alongst out of the Spanishe sea. Ioannes Rutlinger fecit., (15) Description of the sea coastes of Galicia beginning from cap de finisterre vnto camino, dōne according vnto the true situation & appearing thereof. 1588., (16) Sea coastes of Portugal betwene Camino & Montego, eūe as the countrie there aboutes is lying and situated with all the hauens thereof exactly dōne, and corrected with great dilligence. Theodor de Brÿ f., (17) Sea mappe of Portugal wherein are situated the most famous mart towns of Lisbone & St. Vues with their riuers and coastes as they show when you saiell vp and downe them. Theodore de Brÿ fecit., (18) Description of the sea coastes of the land of Algarbe, and a parte of the Condado with their shew & opening., (19) Sea coastes of Andaluzia made according vnto the right situation thereof eauen as they appeare & open with their riuers and hauens. A. Ryther sculpeit. 1587., (20) Sea coastes of England, from the Sorlinges by the landes end to Plymouth with the hauens and harbrowghes. Theodore de Brÿ fecit., (21) Description of the sea coastes of England. Betweene Plymouth & Portland with the cheefest hauens thereof according vnto theire situation. Theodore De Bry fecit., (22) Sea coastes of England betweene the ile of Wight & Douer, with the principal hauens thereof according to their situation and appearing. Theodore de Brÿ f., I. Sea coastes betweene Douer, & Orfordnes: wherein is conteined the most famous riuer of Thames with all the sands, bankes, flats, & sholdes there abouts according to their treew situation and appearing., II. Sea mappe of the north coaste of England betweene Walderswick & Burnha.m with all the bankes and sholds there alongst. [Signed] T. B., III. Description of the sea coastes of England betweene Burnam & Scarborough as that land and coast lyeth & appeareth., IIII. Carde of the north coaste of England from Whitbye vnto Coket ile., IX. Sea mappe of the sond, the most famous part of whole Dennemarcke eüe as it appeareth on both the sides when you sayle amiddes through the channell from Waersbergē unto Falsterboē. Where the easterne sea beginneth. Iudocus Hondius fe., V. Description of the coastes betweene Bamburgh & Aberdeine wherof Edenburgh is the chiefest marttowne., VI. Sea coastes of Norway as they doo appeare according to their situation betweene Der Noess & Mardou., VII. Sea coastes of Norway and of the land of north east, as they shewe and appeare between Mardou and Akersond, according unto their right situation., VIII. Most perfect description of the sea coastes of the north east land parte of Norway part of Swedeland as it lieth betwene Distelbergh and Waersbergh., X. Sea coastes of part of Denmarke and Swedeland from Vuytste to Calmer., XI. Sea coastes of Swedeland about the coastes of Westerwÿck and the enrtraūce of Stockholm, beginning from Kalmar vnto the Wigstone and the Redde Kowe the w.ch lye w.th [?] in the sayde entraunce of Stockholme. All truelie done & invented by Lucas Ianss Wagenaer., XII. Outtermost or the fartheste parte of the easterne sea east wardley, the which lyeth inclosed with in the coastes of East Finland, Rusland, & Lyffland, and wherin lye the Narue and Wyburgh the twoo furthermost places or marchante townes of the whole easterne nauigation, with all the circumstances of the situation, the isles and Swedish rockes called schares., XIII. Dilligent description of the sea coastes of Lyffland with all the iles there vnto appartaniḡ eeuē as they do appeare and open when you sayle there alongst from Ekeholmen vnto Syburghs ness., XIIII. Sea card of the sea coastes of Lyffland comprehending the land lying rounde about the great Inhā of the Ryghish euē as they do appeare & open when you sayl ther alongst., XIX. Carde of the Beldt, with all the sea coastes, bounds, and site of the countries called Laland, vnto Steuens head., XV. Sea coastes round abouts the ile called Ossel with a part of Curland begining from Dagheroort vnto der winde euē as the countrei doth shewe his situation that waye., XVI. Carde of the sea coastes of the land of Prusya with all the hauens and riuers from Memel vnto Heel., XVII. Sea carde of the coastes of the dutchie of Pomerland in there trewe situation, XVIII. Trve and perfect pourtraicte of the duchie of Mekelenburghe from Iasmunde to Femeren.--A perfit povrtraict of the sea coastes of Laland and the countries adioyningen., XX. Description of the outtermost coastes of Jutland both of the best side & of the north sea side as they are situated between Aelburger diep or hauen and Rÿncopen., XXI. Situation of Jutland with the hauens, riuers, shoalds, and bankes of the iles therof, from Boeuenbergen vnto the iles of Silt., XXII. Description of the sea coastes of Eyder Ditmerst & part of Jeuerland with the riuers of Weser, Elue, Eyder, Heuer, and other entrees sandes and shoaldes, lienge alongest thes sea coaste of Germany., XXIII. Description of the sea coastes of East Frysland with all their bankes sandes and bekons.
Publishers: [London] : printed by John Charlewood, 
Rare Books copy: To be issued in Special Collections.
"Theodore de bry fecit" --Foot of title page.
First English edition published in 1588 dedicated to Sir Christopher Hatton, Lord Chancellor.
Has frontispiece with dedication to Christopher Hatton. Has additional piece, with a coat of arms with two horses as arm bearers, a helmet and fawn at the head, and the motto "Honi soit qui mal y pense". Within a scroll at the foot of the arms is the text "Cassis tuti-sima virtus". Has astrological table with movable disc, attached to page with string.
Includes plates engraved by Bry, Jodocus Hondius, and Augustine Ryther.
Relief shown by soundings.
Signatures: pi² [par.]² chi² A-C⁶  (2)-(22)² ; chi¹ I-XXIII².
The second part has separate divisional title and register.
Translator's dedication is dated: "20 Octob. 1588".
Mitchell Library copy at SAFE/MRB/F80: housed in black solander case box (48 x 37 x 7 cm).
Mitchell Library copy at SAFE/MRB/F80: Ink annotation on front paste-down: "XXVIII.a.q.", some illegible text, some with stike through.
Mitchell Library copy at SAFE/MRB/F80: Ink annotation on page facing frontispiece, "Ex dono Prenobilis et Generosi Domini".
Mitchell Library copy at SAFE/MRB/F80: Ink annotation, at head of verso, plate XXII, illegible.
Mitchell Library copy at SAFE/MRB/F80: Misaligned printing on versos of plates VIII, XV, XVII.
Mitchell Library copy at SAFE/MRB/F80: purchased from Daniel Crouch Rare Books, May 2015.
Citation / references note:
STC (2nd ed.), 24931
MMS ID: 991022738339702626