Pas-Caart van Guinea

GOOS, Pieter

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Place Published: Amsterdam
Publisher: Jacques & Gasper Anthoine
Date Published: 1666

Description: Sea chart. Uncolored copperplate engraving. Image measures 17 1/4" x 21 1/4".

Comments: This sea chart by Pieter Goos is centered on the South Atlantic Ocean between the Equator and Tropic of Capricorn and shows the southwest coast of Africa. The map is oriented with north to the left and extends from Gambia towards South Africa, covering Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, the Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, Congo, Angola, Namibia, and South Africa, ending at Cape Town. Cities and ports are all finely labeled along the contours of the coasts. The map also features rhumb lines, scales, two embellished compass roses, and a decorative title cartouche 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 some foxing, soiling, and off-setting overall. Major foxing in lower 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
Language: English
Type: Maps

Book ID: 235509

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