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Dark impression of Goos' regional sea chart of Sweden, based upon an earlier chart by Jacobsz.

The chart covers the coast of Sweden from Schenckenes and Oeland towards Stockholm, along with the island of Gotland.

The chart includes the names of towns and villages along the coastlines, anchorages, islands and sandbanks with soundings. Includes a large title-cartouche, two compass-roses, a whale and a ship.

In the lower right corner we find a mileage scale to convert Dutch, Spanish, English & French leagues to degrees.

Condition Description
Dark impression. Some loss in the margins, just affecting neat line in lower left and right corners
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 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-Wereld, 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.