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GOOS, P. - Le Grand & Nouveau Miroir ou Flambeau de la Mer.

GOOS, P. - Le Grand & Nouveau Miroir ou Flambeau de la Mer.
Le Grand & Nouveau Miroir ou Flambeau de la Mer. - GOOS, P.
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Title : Le Grand & Nouveau Miroir ou Flambeau de la Mer..
Map maker : GOOS, P..
Date : Amsterdam, 1676.
Size : 17.7 x 11.4 inches. / 45.0 x 29.0 cm.
Colouring : Uncoloured.

Description :Unrecorded french text edition. Engraved title-page, 32 double-page charts, 1 engraved text-chart of St.MALO, numerous woodcuts of astronomical diagrams, compass, geometrical instruments and coastal lines, as well as 2 volvelles in text. With an Almanak from 1670-1680. Errors in paging: 57 instead of 61 and 217-224 instead of 117-124.
Pieter Goos's sea-atlas reflects a high professional standard (Koeman IV, p. 192).
The "Le Grand & Nouveau Miroir ou Flambeau de la Mer" follows the prototype of pilot guides, opening with an introduction into navigation, followed charts of the coasts west and south from the Netherlands. A chapter with sailing directions is devoted to each section and woodcut coastal profiles are interspersed throughout the text.
Contents A2-K2 Instruction en l'art de Navigation. Table. 1-34 Le premier Livre. 35-76 Le deuxiesme Livre. 77-114 Le troiziéme Livre. 115-224 Le quatriéme Livre.
The composition of the French edition is entirely different from the Dutch and English editions. It contains the Western Navigation with charts and descriptions of Great Britain, The Netherlands, Belgium, France, Portugal, Spain, Coast of Marocco with Canary Islands, and 3 charts on a sheet, and full- page chart of Canary Islands. The translation into french is by Paul Yvounet.
Very decorative engraved frontispiece with printed title. In lower part three large vessels in the foreground and two smaller ones in the distance.

Book dealer end engraver Pieter Goos (1615-1675) was one of Amsterdam's most important publishers and surveyors of seafarer's guides and maritime atlases. In the second half of the seventeenth century, these charts were considered the most accurate and up-to-date publications in the field of maritime cartography and, for that reason, were copied by more than one fellow publisher.
Condition : Folio. 3 parts in 1 volume. Contemp. brown calf, gilt spine, ribbed, title on gilt red morocco label. Good copy of an (unrecorded) important sea atlas.


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