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

By Gerrit de Veer

The courses of the Hakluyt Society (founded in 1846) made to be had edited (and occasionally translated) early bills of exploration. the 1st sequence, which ran from 1847 to 1899, contains a hundred books containing released or formerly unpublished works through authors from Christopher Columbus to Sir Francis Drake, and masking voyages to the hot global, to China and Japan, to Russia and to Africa and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 booklet comprises 3 debts of Dutch voyages looking for a north-eastern passage to China, undertaken within the 1590s. (When this Hakluyt variation was once released in 1853, carrying on with anxiousness concerning the destiny of Sir John Franklin's excursion made any money owed of Arctic exploration super topical.) The Dutch weren't profitable in developing a north-east passage; however the tales of the expeditions and of the braveness and persistence of the boys who took half in them make for interesting analyzing.

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Voyage towards the North Pole, p. 202. Hakluyt, vol. i, p. 233. , p. 308. INTRODUCTION; xxv several of the most distinguished navigators and cosmographers of his time. For, in addition to his Commission from his employers, in whose service he had been seven-and-twenty years,—whether constantly or not is immaterial,—he received " Instructions and Notes"1 from " Master William Burrough," Comptroller of the Navy, who had been his messmate seven-and-twenty years before, together with " Certaine briefe aduices giuen by Master Dee,"3 as also " Notes in writing, besides more priuie by mouth, that were giuen by M.

P. 415. INTRODUCTION. xlix Kostin Shar is manifest from the explanation of it given in page 30 (note 4) of the present work. And as to the allegation that " the name Oliver Bennel is entirely English," it could only have been made by a foreigner. On the contrary, it may be asserted that such a name as " Bennel" is altogether un-English; and were it not for the cosmopolitan character of our English surnames, it might—had it really been that of the individual in question—in itself be fairly taken as evidence that he was not an Englishman.

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.

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