Rare first edition of this atlas of the 17 provinces of the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxemburg
The work includes two maps of the Low Countries generally and 21 maps of the 17 individual states of the Low Countries, including 1 for each of the 17 Provinces (except Drenthe, which is shown with Overijssel), 4 additional maps of Holland and 1 additional map of Brabant (Marchionatus Sacri Imperii (Antwerp)).
While Abraham Goos was a well regarded and prolific Dutch engraver, Nieuw Nederlandtsch Caertboeck . . . is the only atlas published by Goos. He received a privilege to published the book on December 24, 1615, along with an honorarium of 120 guilders from the States General.
The book was issued in four editions, 1616, 1619, 1625, and a late edition by Hendrick Doncker in 1685.