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Description: In search of a northeast passage

VEER, Gerrit de (et al.).
Verhael van de eerste schip-vaert der Hollandische ende Zeeusche schepen door 't Way-gat, by Noorden Noorwegen, Moscovien ende Tartarien, na de coninckrijcken Cathay ende China. Met drie schepen, uyt Texel gezeylt in den jare 1594. Hier achter is by-ghevoeght de beschrijvinghe van de landen Siberien, Samoyeda, ende Tingoesa. Seer vreemt en vermaackelijck om lesen.
Amsterdam, for Joost Hartgers, 1648. 4to. With woodcut illustration on title-page and a double-page engraved plate with 6 illustrations. Old marbled wrappers.
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Early edition of a 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. Gerrit de Veer, the author of this book and close friend of Willem Baretsz., had taken part in the second and third voyage. 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.
Faint waterstain in the upper right corner, some thumbing and a couple small stains; a good copy.
Tiele, Bibl. 1132; Tiele, Mém. p. 114; Howego, to 1800, B21.
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