De Texel Stroom en de Gaten van Marsdiep/Caarte van De Mase, Ende het Goereesche Gat
Place Published: Amsterdam
Publisher: Jacques & Gasper Anthoine
Date Published: 1669
Description: Sea chart. Uncolored copperplate engraving. Image measures 17 1/2" x 21 1/2".
Comments: This pair of two sea charts on one sheet describes regions of the Netherlands. The left chart depicts Texel and the entrance of the Zuiderzee, with an inset showing the north coast of West-Friesland. The other depicts the Maas-River estuary through Rotterdams and the islands of Voorne and Goeree. 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. In addition to ports, the maps include soundings, sand bars, fishing banks and navigational hazards. They also feature rhumb lines, decorative compass roses, scales, and title cartouches with scrollwork. The left map includes an inset of Medemblick and Enkhuize, two powerful Dutch port cities of the period. This chart 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. No chips or years except minor wear to bottom corners, 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: 235495