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Pieter Goos:  Pascaerte van Groen-Landt, Yslandt, Straet Davids en Ian Mayen Eylandt; Hoemen de Selvige van Hitlandt en de Noortcusten van Schotlandt en Yrlandt Beseylen Mach

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Title: Pascaerte van Groen-Landt, Yslandt, Straet Davids en Ian Mayen Eylandt; Hoemen de Selvige van Hitlandt en de Noortcusten van Schotlandt en Yrlandt Beseylen Mach

Map Maker: Pieter Goos

Place / Date: Amsterdam / 1650

Coloring: Hand Colored

Size: 21 x 17 inches

Condition: VG+

Price: $1,600.00

Inventory ID: 42580


Description:

Rare first state of Goos' striking early chart of the North Atlantic, from northern Canada to the British Isles. 

The chart is intended to depict the eastern approach to the Northwest Passage, over the top of the North American continent.  The map includes a detailed plan of the coastlines, soundings, anchorages, coastal details, towns, rivers, islands and rhumblines, along with a compass roses, sailing ships, cartouche and scale of miles.   

This rare first edition appeared in 1650 and bears the curious page number 23 1/4 in the lower right corner.  The map is one of Goos's newly engraved plates, at the time he was acquiring the plates of Theunisz Jacobsz, which had first been issued in 1644.

While Theunisz had engraved a smaller plate for his map of the same region, Goos saw fit to create an entirely new plate, which appeared in his Lichtende Columne ofte Zee-Spiegel.  For the first state, Goos did not include the coastline of Labrador, which was added in the second state (1666).


Condition Description: Old color.


References: Burden 289, State 1.


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Maps of Canada
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