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Author: VRIES, JAN DE. Title: Verzwegen zeeheld. Jacob Benckes (1637-1677) en zijn wereld.
Description: Zutphen, Walburg Pers, 2018. Wrappers. With illustrations. 384 pp.Jacob Binckes (1637-1677), was as a captain part of the first of two Dutch invasions of England in 1667 in the Raid on the Medway in the Second Anglo-Dutch War. In 1673 together with captain Cornelis Evertsen de Jongste he re-captured the former New Netherland capitol New Amsterdam, which had been renamed New York after it had surrendered in 1664. In 1674, New York was returned to the English by William III of Orange-Nassau as part of the Treaty of Breda (1667). In 1677 as a commodore on his flaggship the Beschermer he defeated the French fleet in the First Battle at Tobago, but he was killed in action in the Second Battle of Tobago in the Franco-Dutch War the same year.
Keywords: Dutch maritime history
Price: EUR 33.00 = appr. US$ 35.87 Seller: Gert Jan Bestebreurtje Rare Books (NVvA/ILAB)
- Book number: 35372