"Pascaarte vande Golfe van Smyrne Alsmeede de Eylanden Scio ende Metelino en de Gelegentheyt der Eylanden Diepten en Droogten daer Ontrent Zynde", Goos, Pieter
Subject: North Aegean Sea, Turkey
Period: 1662 (circa)
Color: Black & White
20.8 x 15.6 inches
52.8 x 39.6 cm
This sea chart prominently features the ancient cities of Smyrna (Smyrne) in Turkey and Mytilene (Metelino) on the island of Lesbos. The Karaburun Peninsula ('t Land van Calaberno) and a large portion of the island of Chios (Eyland van Scio ofte Xio) are depicted as well. There are two compass roses capped with fleurs-de-lis radiating rhumb lines, a sailing ship, numerous soundings and anchorages, and a plethora of smaller islands. The title and distance scales are encased in striking strapwork cartouches.
Pieter Goos was one of Amsterdam's most successful publishers of nautical charts, with an impressive international clientele of shipowners, officials, and navigators. Only the publishing houses of Blaeu and Van Keulen shared a comparable esteem. His maritime atlas of the world was one of the most complete sea atlases published prior to the appearance of Van Keulen's Zeefakkel in the 1680’s.
References: Putnam, pp. 99-100.
A fine, crisp impression with a few tiny spots.