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(AUCTIONS) 2 VEER, Gerrit de. Tre navigationi fatte dagli Olande

Description: In search of a northeast passage

VEER, Gerrit de.
Tre navigationi fatte dagli Olandesi, e Zelandesi al settentrione nella Norvegia, Moscovia, e Tartaria verso il Catai, e regno de' Sini, doue scopersero il Mare di Veygatz, la Nuova Zembla.
Venice, Giovanni Battista Ciotti, 1599. 4to. With an engraved plate on title-page, full-page engraving of a compass and 31 half-page engraved maps and plates in text. Later vellum.
8,500
Rare first edition of the Italian translation by Giovanni Giunio Parisio of this classic account of the three earliest Dutch exploration voyages (1594, 1595, 1596) in search of a Northeast Passage to China, by Willem Barentsz. Two of the voyages were in company with Jan Huygen van Linschoten. The third voyage, with the well-known wintering on Nova Zembla, is by far the most famous and ranks among the greatest in the annals of Polar exploration.
With a few brown spots, some slight marginal stains, and a few annotations also on some of the plates. Good copy.
Cat. NHSM, p. 299; Chavanne 1757; JCB I, p. 377.
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