Orbis Terrarum Nova et Accuratissima Tabula
|Title||Orbis Terrarum Nova et Accuratissima Tabula |
|Alternative Title||Nieuwe Werelt Kaert uyt gegeven tot Amsteldam by Pieter Goos |
|Detailed view (zoom)||http://content.lib.washington.edu/mapsweb/images/Viewer/G3200_1667_G66.html |
|Cartographer||Goos, Pieter, ca. 1616-1675|
|Century Published||17th century|
|Publication Date||1666? |
|Publisher||Goos, Pieter ca. 1616-1675|
|Place of Publication||Netherlands--Amsterdam |
|Original Source||"De Zee-Atlas ofte Water-Weereld." Goos, Pieter. Amsterdam: Pieter Goos, 1666. |
|Descriptive Notes||Copper engraving handcolored with watercolor.|
Mounted on cloth.
Printed in top left corner in cartouche:
"Orbis Terrarum Nova et Accuratissima Tabula. auctore Petro Goos.."
Printed in top right corner in cartouche:
"Nieuwe Werelt Kaert uyt gegeven tot Amsteldam by Pieter Goos."
Double-hemisphere projection with insets of the North Pole and South Pole in the lower left and right corners respectively. Of note, California is shown as an island and the northwestern portion of North America is not drawn. New Zealand and Australia are shown though Australia is marked as "Hollandia Nova." Along bottom edge, includes illustration of several allegorical figures representing the seasons with other people. Along both the right and left borders, cherubim's heads are seen blowing at the map, representing wind. Along top edge, the sun and moon are visible among clouds and small and large birds fly through the sky. The cartouche in the upper left corner is decorated by two birds and the cartouche in the upper right corner is decorated by four fish.
Scale: c.a. 1:50, 000, 000 - 90, 000, 000
|Contextual Notes||Pieter Goos was a cartographer, engraver, publisher, printer and printseller in Amsterdam. He was the son of another cartographer, Abraham Goos (ca. 1590-1643) (Tooley, 253). Goos was best known for his marine atlases. The style and professionalism of his work mimics the work of Visscher and Blaeu (Shirley, 456). Goos' work includes: "Lichtende Colum" (1650, 1654, 1657, 1664, 1670; English edition 1669), "Nieuwe groote zee-spiegel" (1662, 1674), "Zee Custen van Europa" (1655), "Zee Atlas (1666, 1668, 1674, 1675), "De Zee Atlas ofte Water-Wereld (1666), and "Le Grand et Noveau Miroir del Mer" (1667, 1671) (Tooley, 253).|
This particular map was first published in "De Zee-Atlas ofte Water-Wereld" in 1666 in Amsterdam (Wagner, entry 393). Koeman notes that "Zee Atlas" was "not a very original work" and writes that a majority of the charts included in this atlas were copied from Hendrik Doncker's "Sea-atlas" (196).
Source(s): Koeman, Cornelius, ed. "Alantes Neerlandici: Bibliography of Terrestrial, Maritime, and Celestial Books, Atlases and Pilot Books Published in the Netherlands up to 1880. Volume 4." Amsterdam: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum Ltd., 1970.
Br Shirley, Rodney W. "The Mapping of the World: Early Printed World Maps 1472-1700. Riverside, CT: Early World Press Ltd., 2001.
Tooley, Ronald Vere. "Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers." Hertfordshire: Map Collector Publications Limited, 1979.
Wagner, Henry R. "The Cartography of the Northwest Coast of America to the year 1800 Volume 2." Berkeley: University of California Press, 1937.
California as an Island
Historical Illustrated Scene
|Subjects (LCSH)||World maps--Early works to 1800 |
|Digital Collection||World and Regional Maps, 16th to the 19th centuries|
|Digital ID Number||MAP007 |
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|Repository||University of Washington Libraries. Special Collections Division.|
|Repository Collection||Rare Map Collection. G3200 1667 G66 |
|Physical Description||2 hemispheres each 27 cm. in diameter, on sheet 50 x 59 cm. |
|Condition||Original call number written in ink in lower left corner and crossed out in pencil with red check mark. Small tears in top and bottom edges along centerfold. Small tear in upper left corner. Acquisition information written in pencil on left edge: "C. A. Heather n. u. 12000." Color has bled through to verso. Call number written on verso in pencil in lower left corner. Written in pencil in lower right corner on verso: "Pieter Goos [illegible]." |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original map at 600 dpi in TIFF format, resized and enhanced at 400 ppi using Adobe Photoshop, and imported as JPEG2000 using ContentDM's software JPEG2000 Extension. 2008. |
|Acquisition||Acquisition information written in pencil on left edge: C.A. Heather n. u. 12000. |
|References||Koeman, Goos 1B, p. 193. National Library of Sweden, "Maps in our Collections" http://www.kb.se/english/collections/maps/. Shirley, entry 435. Wagner, entry 393. |