Auction 126, Lot 507

"Pas-caart van de Oost Zee…", Goos, Pieter

Subject: Baltic

Period: 1669 (dated)

Publication: De Zee-Atlas, Ofte Water-Weereld…

Color: Hand Color

21.8 x 18 inches
55.4 x 45.7 cm

This scarce sea chart covers the Baltic Sea and extends from Rugen through the Gulf of Finland. The islands of Gotland, Bornholm, Rugen, Oland, and Oesel are delineated. There are five decorative compass roses orienting the map, two of which show the deviation from magnetic north. This map is a revised version of Goos' map of the Baltic, reengraved by Gerard Coeck for the Zee Atlas. The decorative elements have been completely changed to include the arms of Sweden and the title and scale cartouche featuring a man using a cross-staff.

Pieter Goos was one of Amsterdam’s most prominent publishers of nautical charts. The reputation of his firm was matched only by that of the publishing houses of Blaeu and van Keulen and his maritime atlas of the world was one of the most complete sea atlases published prior to the appearance of Van Keulen’s Zee-Fakkel in the 1680’s.

References: Tooley (MCC-70) #291.

Condition: B+

This map is printed on thick paper with exceptional original color highlighted with gold leaf. The paper is toned with some scattered foxing, but the quality of the color more than makes up for the foxing.

Estimate: $900 - $1,200

Sold for: $650

Closed on 12/3/2008