Auction 157, Lot 428

"Pascaerte van Groen-Landt, Yslandt, Straet Davids en Ian Mayen Eylandt...", Goos, Pieter

Subject: North Atlantic, Greenland

Period: 1669 (circa)

Publication: De Lichtende Columne ofte Zee-Spiegel

Color: Hand Color

20.6 x 16.8 inches
52.3 x 42.7 cm

A boldly engraved chart of the northern Atlantic extending from Labrador and the UK in the south, to Baffin Island, Greenland, Iceland and Jan Mayan Island in the north. There are place names scattered along the coastlines, and inland detail is limited to a few mountains. In Baffin Island (here called America) there is a notation that translates as: "Here is fresh fish, dead whales, white foxes and fresh salmon." A partial outline continues to the northeast of Greenland with a notation that the area is comprised of ice and large icebergs. The decorative title cartouche is surrounded by native hunters and the distance scale features Neptune and merfolk. This is the third state, with the addition of four small compass roses north of Scotland.

References: Burden #289.

Condition: B+

A nice impression with original color that has been refreshed and minor toning. The centerfold has been professionally reinforced, and a tear that enters 2.5" into map at right has also been professionally repaired.

Estimate: $700 - $850


Closed on 5/4/2016