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Rare early example of Goos' map of the Noort Zee, extending from the Mouth of the Thames and the English Channel and Calais and Dunkirk to Stetin and Christianopolen on the Baltic and Dronten and Schogen in Norway, in full original color. The map was remargined at an early date and has a bit of loss at the neatlinesand in the upper right corner, but is otherwise a nice example, including 3 compass roses and the coat of arms of the four major contiguous nations., along with a sailing ship and two cartouches. While we were able to locate copies of the map dated 1666, we were unable to locate a reference to an edition dated 1662. The 1666 example was last offered in a dealer catalogue in 1990.

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.