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Author: TOLLENS, (HENDRIK). Title: De overwintering der Hollanders op Nova Zembla, in de jaren 1596 en 1597. Uitgegeven door de Hollandsche Maatchappij van Fraaije Kunsten en Wetenschappen. 13e druk.
Description: Leeuwarden, G.T.N. Suringar, (ca. 1880).Sm.8vo. Original printed wrappers. 32 pp.First published in 1822. - Classic account of the search of a northeast passage to China by Willem Barentsz. He and his crew members were iced in and forced to winter over in Novaya Zemlya in a wooden cabin ('Het behouden Huis'). Trapped from August 26, 1596, to June 14, 1597, they were finally able to sail in open boats some 1600 miles during which they battled continuously against marauding polar bears and pack ice. Barendsz had taken ill and died five days after their escape from the arctic wastes. - A celebrated poem on the Dutch wintering in Novoya Zemlya in a wooden cabin.Cat. NHSM I, p.304.
Keywords: Arctic Dutch travel Pole
Price: EUR 49.50 = appr. US$ 53.80 Seller: Gert Jan Bestebreurtje Rare Books (NVvA/ILAB)
- Book number: 36358