A True Description of Three Voyages by the North-East by Gerrit de Veer

By Gerrit de Veer

The guides of the Hakluyt Society (founded in 1846) made on hand edited (and occasionally translated) early debts of exploration. the 1st sequence, which ran from 1847 to 1899, involves a hundred books containing released or formerly unpublished works by way of authors from Christopher Columbus to Sir Francis Drake, and masking voyages to the hot global, to China and Japan, to Russia and to Africa and India. This publication comprises 3 money owed of Dutch voyages looking for a north-eastern passage to China, undertaken within the 1590s. (When this Hakluyt version used to be released in 1853, carrying on with nervousness concerning the destiny of Sir John Franklin's excursion made any money owed of Arctic exploration tremendous topical.) The Dutch weren't profitable in setting up a north-east passage; however the tales of the expeditions and of the braveness and persistence of the lads who took half in them make for attention-grabbing studying.

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I, p. 435. , p. 437. , p. 437. These "notes" were also published by Hakluyt in his Divers Voyages touching the Discovery of America, under the title of " Notes in writing, besides more priuie by mouth, that were giuen by a gentleman," etc. See Mr. J. Winter Jones's edition of that work, p. 116. 4 Hakluyt, vol. i, p. 443. 5 Rundall, Narratives of Voyages to the North-West, pp. 15, 17. e 3 INTRODUCTION. without any distinction, with that of so old and experienced a navigator of the Russian Seas as Arthur Pet.

Moreouer, the emperours officers 1 Namely, Byeloi ostrov. XXX INTRODUCTION. asked Anthonie Marsh how he durst presume to deale in any such enterprise. To whom he answered, that, by the priuiledges granted to the English nation, no part of the emperours dominions were exempted from the English to trade and trafficke in: with which answere they were not so satisfied, but that they gaue him a great checke, and forfeited all the aforesaid thousand markes worth of goods, charging him not to proceede any further in that action : whereby it seemeth they are very iealous that any Christian should grow acquainted with their neighbours that border to the north-east of their dominions ; for that there is some great secret that way, which they would reserue to themselves onely.

447. INTRODUCTION. " From the 19th till the 24th of July, Pet endeavoured to make his way eastwards in accordance with his instructions, by keeping " the maine land of Samoeda" always in sight on his starboard side, but was constantly impeded by the ice. "1 Meanwhile, Jackman and his crew of five men and a boy, in their frail bark of twenty tons, had gallantly followed after the George, and on the morning of the 25th July the two vessels again joined company, the William being however in so disabled a state when she reached her companion, as to require assistance from the latter.

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