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Fine old color example of Goos' regional sea chart of this highly important entrance and approach to Amsterdam.

Beautifully and fully engraved sea chart filled with details and ornamented with ships, compass rose, and rhumb lines. Shows the walled cities of Amsterdam, Hoorn, Enckhuysen, and Medenblick. The map is based upon Johannes Van Loon's rare map of the same title, published circa 1660.

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.