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Excellent sea chart of the Baltic Sea and the Gulfof Finland, extending from the coast of Russia to Rugen and cetnereed on Gotlant. Shows Stockholm, Bornholm, Calmer, Straelsund, Stetin, Dantzigk, Coningsbergen, Ryga, Memel, Winda, Parnour, Revel, Narva, Wyborg, Aboo, and a host of smaller cities along the coastlines of Sweden, Denmarken, Pomerania, Prussia, Coerland, Lyflant, Ruslant and Oost Finlant. Includes large decorative cartouche, three compass roses anda large coat of arms and sailing ship. Includes soundings, rhumblines, shoal, islands, anchorages, etc. Repaired fold split, else an excellent full color example.

Pieter Goos Biography

Pieter Goos (ca. 1616-1675) was a Dutch map and chart maker, whose father Abraham Goos (approx. 1590-1643) had already published numerous globes, land and sea maps together with Jodocus Hondius and Johannes Janssonius in Antwerp.

Pieter Goos gained recognition due to the publication of sea charts. He bought the copperplates of the famous guide book for sailors, De Lichtende Columne ofte Zeespiegel (Amsterdam 1644, 1649, 1650), from Anthonie Jacobsz.  Goos published his own editions of this work in various languages, while adding his own maps. In 1666, he published his  De Zee-Atlas ofte Water-Weereld, which is considered one of the best sea atlases of its time.  Goos' sea charts came to dominate the Dutch market until the 1680s, when the Van Keulen family began to come to prominence.