Pas Caerte van Nieu Nederlandt en de Engelsche Virginies van Capo Cod to Cabo Canrick.
16.75 x 20.5 in (42.545 x 52.07 cm)
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A striking original color 1666 Pieter Goos nautical chart or maritime map of New England, New York, New Jersey, and Virginia. Coverage follows the coast of North America from Boston Harbor to Cape Hatteras, thus embracing one of the more active mid-17th century maritime corridors in North America. At the center of the map, two Dutch ships ply the seas. Finely engraved decorative cartouche work in the upper left and lower right emphasizes the region's rich fur trade and abundant fisheries.
The CartographyMuch of the cartography is derived from the 1661 Joannes van Loon chart of the same region, but with numerous minor updates and revisions. It is one of the earliest acquirable charts to show a recognizable Cape Cod, and it includes Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard, and Long Island. Both 'Adriaen Blocks Island (Block Island) and Garners Eylant (Gardiner's Island) are illustrated and named. Although Boston Bay and the River Charles are present, Boston itself is not named on the map - although Plymouth just to the south is. New York City, by 1666 firmly in English hands and reincorporated in 1665 as 'New York', here retains the Dutch nomenclature, 'Niew Amsterdam', reflecting Dutch opinions on the matter. Along the Connecticut coast, a host of new English settlements are noted, including Gilfort, Stamfort, Stratfort, Milfort, etc. On the Delaware River, both the Dutch Fort Casimier and the Swedish Fort Christina are noted. Philadelphia, not founded until 1682, is not present. The Chesapeake Bay is prominent with considerable efforts to define major river connections, particularly the Potomac (Patawonieck) and James Rivers. Jamestown is noted.
Publication History and CensusThis map was engraved in Amsterdam and published in 1666 by Pieter Goos. Cartographically it reflects the 1661 map of Joannes van Loon. Being one of the better nautical charts of the region, it had a long life, appearing in atlases until about 1692. The present example appeared in Goos' De Zee-Atlas oste Water-Weerld. Nonetheless, there is only one state, with no major or minor updates during its long print run. Moreover, despite a long run on the market, the map is today quite rare. We note some 6 examples of the original 1666 map in the OCLC, although the atlas is well represented, particularly in European collections.
Abraham Goos (1590–1643) was a Dutch engraver of maps, sea charts, and globes. His work is most commonly connects with the firms of Joannes Jansson, Jocodus Hondius, and John Speed. Goos was based in Antwerp and later Amsterdam. Abraham Goos was succeeded by his son Pieter Goos, who was in tern succeeded by his son H. Goos. More by this mapmaker...
Goos, P., De Zee-Atlas oste Water-Weerld, (Amsterdam) 1666.
Good. Map exhibits highly oxidized old color - which both gives the map an old world charm and makes it extremely brittle where the color is most heavy, leading to cracking in places. The whole has consequently been stabilized on archival tissue.
OCLC 321056948. Burden, P., The Mapping of North America, 387. Deak, Gloria Gilda, Picturing America: 1497-1899, no. 48.