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Quarter Waggoner

A book of seacharts. Waggoner, or rather Baron von Waggonaer, is a folio volume of seacharts, pointing out the coasts, rocks, routes, etc. Dalrymple's Charts are called The English Waggoner. “Quarter” is a corruption of quarto

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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