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Auction 172, Lot 395

"Pascaarte van Engelant van t' Voorlandt tot aen Blakeney waer in te Sien is de Mont vande Teemse", Goos, Pieter

Subject: Southeastern England, London, Thames River

Period: 1666 (circa)

Publication: De Zee-Atlas Oste Water-Weereld...

Color: Hand Color

21.4 x 16.9 inches
54.4 x 42.9 cm
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This uncommon sea chart spans the southeastern coast of England from the mouth of the Thames to Norfolk. It is inset with a map continuing the course of the Thames to London. Both the main and inset charts feature decorative title cartouches, rhumb lines, anchorages, and soundings. There are two fleur-de-lis capped compass roses and a sailing ship in the North Sea.

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 1680s. The Zee-Atlas was often published with Blaeu's Atlas Maior, the most lavish and expensive cartographic publication of the period.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) M.GOOS-2a.

Condition: B

There is moderate toning and offsetting, some light scattered foxing, and some short edge tears along the bottom margin that have been closed on verso with tape.

Estimate: $600 - $750


Closed on 4/17/2019