Auction 134, Lot 707

"Pascaerte vande Zuyd-Zee tussche California, en Ilhas de Ladrones…", Goos, Pieter

Subject: Pacific Ocean

Period: 1666 (dated)

Publication: Zee Atlas

Color: Hand Color

21.5 x 17.5 inches
54.6 x 44.5 cm

This very unusual sea chart is focus strictly on the Pacific Ocean. It is oriented with north to the right by two fine compass roses. The northern part of the island of California appears at bottom, based on the Foxe model. Japan, t'Land van Eso and Compagnies Land reflect the discoveries of Maarten Gerritsz de Vries. Further Dutch discoveries are shown including the Gulf of Carpentaria, and the discoveries of Abel Tasman in New Zeland and Tasmania. Pieter Goos's important sea atlas covered the whole world and was aimed as much at the merchant market as for sea captains. His charts were very influential. This is the second state; there only being one recorded example of the first state according to Burden.

References: Burden #378; McLaughlin #34

Condition: B+

Sharp impression with some faint soil along the centerfold. Professionally back with light tissue repairing a small tear just below center and a couple of tears in the blank margins.

Estimate: $2,000 - $2,500

Sold for: $1,900

Closed on 12/1/2010