Auction 125, Lot 499

"Pascaarte vande Oost-Zee van 't Eylandt Rugen, oste Bornholm tot aen Wyborg", Goos, Pieter

Subject: Baltic

Period: 1669 (dated)

Publication: ZeeSpiegel

Color: Hand Color

20.8 x 16.8 inches
52.8 x 42.7 cm

A scarce sea chart of the southern portion of the Baltic region, extending from Kalingrad and Riga to just past Stockholm and into the Gulf of Finland. The islands of Gotland, Bornholm, Rugen, Oland, and Oesel are delineated. There are two decorative compass roses orienting the map, and a ship and sea monster grace the sea. The title is attended by a pair of fishermen with their catch in the lower right.

References: Tooley (MCC-70) #283.

Condition: B+

A sturdy sheet with narrow margins as issued. There is a small cluster of wormholes in the lower centerfold that are not distracting from the chart and do not affect any important data.

Estimate: $1,500 - $1,900

Sold for: $1,400

Closed on 9/24/2008