This product is successfully added to your cart
Questions about this product?

Sea chart of the Lesser Antilles, by Pieter Goos.

Pieter Goos (1615-1675)

Pieter Goos, son of the engraver Abraham Goos, was one of the best known maritime booksellers of Amsterdam. He was not only a bookseller but also a copper-engraver and even a book printer.
His first pilot book, the Lichtende Columne ofte Zee-Spiegel appeared in 1650. The well-made pilot guides and the beautiful sea-atlas reflect a high professional standard. The many editions published over 28 years is an indication of the customers’ appreciation. The Zeespiegel was printed in Dutch, French (1662), and English (1658). Goos printed all the time from the same 60 plates. For his Straetsboeck, being the third part of the Zeespiegel, Pieter Goos copied the text from Lootsman’s Straetboeck and copied also the plates. This atlas of the Mediterranean appeared in 1662.
Pieter Goos also published a fourth and fifth part of his Zeespiegel. For the fourth part, he used the second part of Het Brandende Veen by Arent Roggeveen, which dealt with the coasts of West-Africa (No copy with Goos’s imprint is known). For the fifth part, he used the first part of Het Brandende Veen, which appeared in 1675. It contains the charts and sailing directions for the West Indies.

The first edition of his sea-atlas, the Zee-Atlas ofte Water-Wereld, came out in 1666. For the design of the charts, Goos copied nearly all the charts from Hendrik Doncker’s sea-atlas. All the years through, till 1675 (the year of his death), the number of 40 or 41 maps remained the same.
When Pieter Goos died in March 1675, his widow continued the shop. She brought out a few new editions of the Zee-Atlas with 44 charts. Part of the atlases was sold then by the famous Amsterdam bookbinder Albert Magnus. These copies are renowned for their outstanding colouring. She died in 1677; their son, Hendrik Goos, born in 1641, took over and sold his father’s pilot books until 1680.

back

Pascaert vande Caribes Eylanden., 1666.

€1750  ($1960 / £1575)
add to cart
questions?

Item Number:  25708
Category:  Antique maps > America > West Indies
References: Koeman - Goos1B (36)

Old sea chart of the West Indies - Lesser Antilles by P. Goos, oriented to the West.

Copper engraving
Size (not including margins): 44.5 x 54cm (17.3 x 21.1 inches)
Verso: Blank
Condition: Original coloured, heightened in gold, excellent.
Condition Rating: A+
References: Koeman, Goos1B (36).

From: De Zee-Atlas, Ofte Water-Weereld, Waer in vertoont werden alle de Zee-Kusten Van het bekende des Aerd-Bodems. P. Goos, 1666. (Koeman, Goos1B)

"Pieter Goos' marine atlases were held to be among the finest printed at the time and were often added tot the nine or twelve volumes of Blaeu's Atlas Maior." (Shirley)

Pieter Goos (1615-1675)

Pieter Goos, son of the engraver Abraham Goos, was one of the best known maritime booksellers of Amsterdam. He was not only a bookseller but also a copper-engraver and even a book printer.
His first pilot book, the Lichtende Columne ofte Zee-Spiegel appeared in 1650. The well-made pilot guides and the beautiful sea-atlas reflect a high professional standard. The many editions published over 28 years is an indication of the customers’ appreciation. The Zeespiegel was printed in Dutch, French (1662), and English (1658). Goos printed all the time from the same 60 plates. For his Straetsboeck, being the third part of the Zeespiegel, Pieter Goos copied the text from Lootsman’s Straetboeck and copied also the plates. This atlas of the Mediterranean appeared in 1662.
Pieter Goos also published a fourth and fifth part of his Zeespiegel. For the fourth part, he used the second part of Het Brandende Veen by Arent Roggeveen, which dealt with the coasts of West-Africa (No copy with Goos’s imprint is known). For the fifth part, he used the first part of Het Brandende Veen, which appeared in 1675. It contains the charts and sailing directions for the West Indies.

The first edition of his sea-atlas, the Zee-Atlas ofte Water-Wereld, came out in 1666. For the design of the charts, Goos copied nearly all the charts from Hendrik Doncker’s sea-atlas. All the years through, till 1675 (the year of his death), the number of 40 or 41 maps remained the same.
When Pieter Goos died in March 1675, his widow continued the shop. She brought out a few new editions of the Zee-Atlas with 44 charts. Part of the atlases was sold then by the famous Amsterdam bookbinder Albert Magnus. These copies are renowned for their outstanding colouring. She died in 1677; their son, Hendrik Goos, born in 1641, took over and sold his father’s pilot books until 1680.

Related items

Sea chart of West Indies, by Pieter van der Aa.

Sea chart of West Indies, by Pieter van der Aa.
Iles del Amerique, situées dans l'Ocean ... - Pieter Van der Aa, 1713.
[Item number: 26144]

€950  ($1064 / £855)
Old antique map of the West Indies, by Willem & Joan Blaeu

The West Indies, by Willem & Joan Blaeu
Insulae Americanae in Oceano Septentrionali, cum ..., 1643-50.
[Item number: 26985]

€1350  ($1512 / £1215)
Antique map of Cuba - Dominican Republic - Martinique - Guadeloup by J. Lattré.

Cuba - Dominican Republic - Martinique - Guadeloup by J. Lattré.
Carte de S. Domingue [on sheet with:] Carte de ... - Unknown mapmaker, 1779.
[Item number: 23491]

€700  ($784 / £630)
Old antique map of the West Indies, by Johannes Janssonius.

The West Indies, by Johannes Janssonius.
Insulae Americanae in Oceano Septentrionali, cum ..., 1641.
[Item number: 26465]

€480  ($537.6 / £432)
Old antique chart of the Lesser Antilles, by Joan Blaeu.

The Lesser Antilles, by Joan Blaeu.
Canibales Insulae., 1662.
[Item number: 26737]

€1200  ($1344 / £1080)
Old, antique map of the West Indies, by Paolo Santini.

The West Indies, by Paolo Santini.
Les Grandes et Petites Isles Antilles, et les ..., 1779.
[Item number: 27010]

€550  ($616 / £495)
Antique map of West Indies by Janssonius J.

West Indies by Janssonius J.
Insulae Americanae in Oceano Septentrionali, cum ... - Janssonius J.
[Item number: 19014]

€950  ($1064 / £855)
Antique map of West Indies by Châtelain

West Indies by Châtelain
Carte qui Contient une Description des Iles & ... - Châtelain.
[Item number: 16834]

€400  ($448 / £360)
Old antique chart of Lesser Antilles  by J. Van Keulen.

Lesser Antilles by J. Van Keulen.
Pas Kaart van de Caribes tusschen I. Barbados en ..., 1684.
[Item number: 2377]

€1350  ($1512 / £1215)
Old antique chart of Cuba and Jamaica by J. Van Keulen.

Cuba and Jamaica by J. Van Keulen.
Pas Kaart vande Zuyd Kust van Cuba en van Geheel ..., 1697-1709.
[Item number: 11219]

€1350  ($1512 / £1215)
Sea chart of the Gulf of Mexico, Yucatan Channel, by J. Van Keulen.

Sea chart of the Gulf of Mexico, Yucatan Channel, by J. Van Keulen.
Pas Kaart van de Boght van Florida met de Canaal ..., 1690-1700.
[Item number: 16285]

€2700  ($3024 / £2430)
Old antique map of the Antilles by N. Visscher II - P. Schenk.

The Antilles by N. Visscher II - P. Schenk.
Insulae Americanae in Oceano Septentrionali ac ..., c. 1720-30.
[Item number: 25825]

€780  ($873.6 / £702)