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Number: 1298
Continent: Africa
Region: South
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Year of Origin: 1683
Title: Paskaert vertoonende van Cambebas en Caffaria streckende van Monte Negro tot Beooste Cabo de Bona Esperanca
Sub-Title: (Inset) Tafel Bay
Language: Dutch
Publish Origin: Amsterdam
Height: 41.2
Width: 50.0
Units: centimeters
Size Class.: Medium
Color Type: Full Color
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Cartographer: Arent Roggeveen
Publisher: Jacobus Robijn (Robyn)
Other Contributors: Pieter Goos
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Notes: Joppin; Sea chart with gold highlighting; Arent Roggeveen was a land surveyor, mathematician, poet and teacher of navigation. Born in Delfshaven, he later moved to Middelburg where both the Dutch East and West India Companies were based as he helped maintain their collections of hydrographic manuscripts and charts. In the mid 1660s, Roggeveen compiled a series of large scale charts of the North American coast line, West Indies and later, West Africa. His 'Het Brandende Veen' or ' The Burning Fen' represented a landmark in coastal charting, with a number of regions mapped in larger scale than in any previously printed work. Roggeveen arranged publication of the collection using Pieter Goos, one of the leading engravers and publishers of maritime books in Amsterdam. After Roggeveen died in 1679, Goos widow sold the plates to Jocob Robijn, who reissued the maps with his name added to the title, but otherwise unchanged. Robijn practiced there as a map illuminator and chart seller. After a short association with Johannes van Keulen he acquired publishing rights covering the Zee-Spiegel and Zee Atlas from the widow of Pieter Goos and used the plates to produce his own pilot book and sea atlas. Apart from a small number of plates prepared to his own order, most of Robijn's work cannot be said to be original: he issued Goos's charts and those of Roggeveen with a variety of texts with the result that analysis of the various issues cannot easily be simplified. Robijn's stock was eventually taken over by Johannes Loots;
Last updated: Nov 29, 2007