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Striking full color, gold heighten example of Goos' general chart of Baltic Sea, extending to the coasts of Finland, Scandinavia, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Poland, Denmark, etc..

Pieter Goos (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 cameto prominence in the publication of Sea Charts after 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 for Sea Charts until the 1680s, when the Van Keulen family began to come to prominence.

Condition Description
Old color example, heightened in gold. Some toning an foxing. Unusually wide margins for a sea chart.
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.