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Stock# 54892
Description

Detailed sea chart of the coasts of Russia, Finland, and Spitsbegen in old color.

Includes an inset map of "De Reviere Dwina opte Reviere van Archangel". The chart includes a detailed plan of the coastlines, soundings, anchorages, coastal details, towns, rivers, islands and rhumb lines, along with a compass rose, cartouche, and scale of miles.

Condition Description
Old color. Some toning and spotting.
Reference
MCC 70, 292.
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.