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Author: WEERT, SEBALD DE. Title: Kort ende waerachtigh verhael van't gheene seeckere vijf schepen, van Rotterdam in't jaer 1598 den 27 junij nae de Straet Magaljanes varende, over-ghekomen is, tot den 21 januarij 1600, toe, op welcken dagh capiteyn Sebald de Weert, met 't schip, 't Gheloove ghenoemt, de selve Strate verlatende, bedwongen werd weder naer huys te keeren. Mitsgaders hoe de voorsz capiteyn, niet sonder groot perijckel uyt-ghestaen te hebben, den 13 julij des selven jaers tot Rotterdam weder aen-ghekomen is.
Description: (Amsterdam, Joannes Janssonius, 1646).Oblong 8vo. Modern wrappers. With 5 (of 8) engraved plates. 31 pp. (text set in two columns).Extracted from Commelin's collection of voyages. - In 1598 De Weert sailed with the fleet of Jacques Mahu during the first Dutch attempt to reach the East Indies by way of the Straits of Magellan. He was separated from the fleet in the Straits of Magellan and coincidentally encountered the fleet of Olivier van Noort which was sailing on a quite seperate expedition which was to result in the first Dutch circumnavigation. De Weert attempted to join Van Noort's fleet, but his crew were by that time too weak to keep up and De Weert made the decision to return to Holland. En route he sighted what were probably the Jason Islands, off the Falkland Islands, which were therafter known for some time after as the Sebaldes, or Sebald's Islands. De Weert eventually reached Holland in July 1600 with only thirty-six of his original 105 crew left alive. He had at least brought home the only ship of the fleet to survive the voyage (Howgego p.1097). - The only published account of this voyage was written by Barent Janszoon (Potgieter), the surgeon on De Weert's ship. With an appendix on world voyages. - (Missing plate 6,7,8).Landwehr, VOC, 250.
Keywords: America Dutch travel commelin
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