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Description

A fine set of six sea charts on one sheet showing northwest Africa and various Portuguese islands on a single sheet, from Pieter Goos's De Zee-Atlas Ofte Water-Weereld.

The top two sections show the Barbary Coast of Morocco. The lower row includes four smaller and more detailed charts covering São Miguel, Faial, and Terceira in the Azores, and Madeira and Porto Santo in the Madeira Archipelago.  

Condition Description
Beautifully hand-colored.
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.