Scarce chart of the Caribbean, Florida, Gulf Coast and Southeastern part of North America, with inset of the north coast of Cuba
Goos based his general chart of the West Indies, Gulf Coast and Southeast on the manuscript maps of Hessel Gerritsz, c.1631. In some ways it follows more than most the original by Gerritsz, as it is the first to include the inset of the north-west coast of Cuba. However, the map follows the work of Van Loon, 1661, in the Gulf of Mexico, and the Doncker, 1659, in its orientation of the southeast coastline, although Goos has improved the scale and depiction of the Outer Banks.
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 1670s, when the Van Keulen family came to prominence.