De Cust van Zeelandt begrypende in sich de gaten als vande Wielingin, ter Veere. Ziericzee
Place Published: Amsterdam
Date Published: 1669
Description: Sea chart. Uncolored copperplate engraving. Image measures 17" x 20 3/4".
Comments: This sea chart by Pieter Goos depicts the islands of Zeeland, the westernmost province of the Netherlands. These areas are particularly interesting to see from a mid-17th century perspective, as many have since been filled in and altered in the course of Dutch land reclamation and polder construction. The mouth of the River Maas, then the gateway to one of the biggest ports in Europe, is visible in the upper left corner. In addition to ports, the map includes soundings, sand bars, fishing banks and navigational hazards. It also features rhumb lines, a ship, an embellished compass rose, and scale and title cartouches with scrollwork. This map was published in Goos' "De Zee-Atlas Ofte Water-Weereld" and remains in its original uncolored state, which allows Goos' intricate line work to shine. It is in good condition with slight foxing, soiling, and off-setting. Chips in bottom margin not affecting the image. Pieter Goos (1616-1675) was a Dutch cartographer, engraver, publisher, printer, and print-seller based in Amsterdam. He belonged to a noted family of cartographers, headed by his father Abraham, who prepared plates for many maps published in the important atlases of the time. His pilot guide, the "Zee-Spiegel," provided some of the first charts of newly explored regions in the West Indies and Western Africa, and his "Zee-Atlas" is considered one of the best sea atlases of its time. This map is a fine example of Goos' high quality, visually appealing sea charts.Binding: unbound
Book ID: 235446