Abraham Goos fl. 1614-43; Pieter Goos (son) c. 1615 -75
Abraham Goos was a noted engraver in Amsterdam who prepared plates for many maps published in well-known atlases of his time including Speed's A Prospect ofthe Most Famous Parts of the World (1627) and the 1632 edition of Speed's Atlas. He was related to the Hondius family by whom he was also employed as an engraver. In 1616 he issued a book of maps, the Nieuw Nederlandtsh Caertboeck (4to) which was re-issued in 1619 and 1625.
His son, Pieter, continued and extended his father's business and became one of the group of well-known engravers of sea charts active in Amsterdam in the middle years of the seventeenth century. In common with Colom, Doncker and Jacobsz he published a pilot guide, the Zee-Spiegel, basing it on plates obtained from Jacobsz. This went through many editions in different languages under the startling titles so popular at the time. In addition to publishing his Zee-Spiegel in the usual Parts 1 and II (Europe and Atlantic coasts) and Part III (Mediterranean) he broke new ground in preparing Parts IV and V, covering charts and sailing directions for the coasts of the West Indies and West Africa. The later editions of the Zee Atlas were published by his widow who eventually sold the publishing rights of the Atlas and of theZee-Spiegel to Jacobus Robijn.
- 1650-85 De Lichtende Columne ofte Zee-Spiegel De Nieuwe Groote Zee-Spiegel The Lightning Colomne or Sea Mirrour Lightning Co/om of the Midland Sea Legrand & Nouveau Miroir ou Flambeau de la MerParts I, II and III issued in manv editions in Dutch, English and French 1675 Part V: West Indies and American seaboard: 33 charts compiled by Arent Roggeveen for his Het Brandende Ween (The Burning Fen) Part 1c. 1685 Part IV: Atlantic Coasts of Africa: charts by Arent Roggeveen for Part II of the above work. Published by J. Robijn
- 1666-83 De Zee Atlas ofte Water- Weereld 41-44 maps in about 11 editions1666-73 L'Atlas de Ia Mer ou Monde Aquatique 5 editions 1667-70 Sea Atlas or the Water World 5 editions 1668-76 El Atlas de la Mar 0 Mundo de Agua 2 editions.
Abraham & Pieter Goos
- Title : Pascaarte van Engelant van t' Voorlandt tot aen Blakeney waer in te Sien is de Mont vande Teemse
- Date : 1676
- Condition: (A) Very Good Condition
- Ref: 42012
- Size: 22in x 18in (560mm x 455mm)
This large, beautifully hand coloured original antique map, a fine early Dutch sea chart of the Thames River and surrounding English coastline, was published by Pieter Goos in 1676 for the Goos De Zee-Atlas, Ofte Water-Weereld, Atlas.
This chart is oriented with north to the right includes in the upper right is a large inset of the Thames River and plan of London. Beautifully engraved with original coulouring embellished with rhumb lines, two compass roses and a galleon under sail. (Ref: Tooley; M&B; Koeman)
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color: - off white
Age of map color: - Original
Colors used: - Yellow, green, red, rose madder, red
General color appearance: - Authentic and fresh
Paper size: - 22in x 18in (560mm x 455mm)
Plate size: - 22in x 18in (560mm x 455mm)
Margins: - Min ½in (12mm)
Margins: - Top L&R margin corner ink spill not affecting image
Plate area: - None
Verso: - Light soiling