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Description

Fine example of Pieter Goos's sea chart of the Zeeland and Flemish coast, based upon a rare chart published by Dirck Davidszoon in Amsterdam.

While Davidszoon's original map is very rare, the content was copied by Pieter Goos in 1666 with a completely revised cartouche in Goos's De zee-atlas ofte water-wereld . . . In addition to the different title cartouche, the title of the Goos map slighly differnent.

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 1670s, when the Van Keulen family came to prominence.