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Description

Detailed sea chart of the the Galician Coastline, from Camina and the area around Vigo in th south to Vivero, centered on the area around La Coruña.

The map includes a detailed plan of the coastline, soundings, anchorages, coastal details, towns, rivers, islands and rhumblines, along with a compass rose, sailing ship, title cartouche and scale of miles. The map is very scarce on the market. We were not able to locate any examples at auction or in dealer catalogues in the past 20 years.

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.