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[SHIPS & SHIPPING].
Lyst van scheepen, welke volgens tydinge (ingekomen in de maanden January en February, 1735.) zouden gebleven, gestrant ofte waar elders beschadigt binnen gelopen zyn. ... daar by ... gevoegt zyn, de Lyst van scheepen, welke ... in Texel, ... gearriveert of ... van daar in zee gegaan zyn. Voor de maanden January en February, 1735.With:(2) Lyst van scheepen, ... in Texel ofte de Maas ... Voor de maand Maart, 1735.(3) Lyst van scheepen, ... in Texel ofte de Maas ... Voor de maand April, 1735. Amsterdam, widow of J. van Egmont, [1735]. 3 works in 1 volume. 4to. With the same small woodcut vignette on the title-page of each of the 3 works (a winged putto with foliage and fruits). Modern white sheepskin(?), blue paper sides.
17, [1 blank]; 12; 12 pp.Only copies located of the first three issues covering four months (all known to have been published) of lists ships lost, stranded or returned damaged, giving the name of the ship and captain, the port of origin and/or destination, and the final location (with some information about the circumstances). They also include some information about ships wrecked earlier when news of their fate has only recently been received. They also include lists of all ships going to and from the Island Texel (and for March and April also out of and into the Maas River), again giving the names of the ships and captains, and their port of departure or destination. Texel and the Maas were among the most important centres of the international shipping trade. Besides the many European points of origin and destination (from Ireland and Spain to Estonia and Saint Petersburg, and from Norway to Italy), the lists include ships going to or coming from Smyrna (Izmir), Guinea, Ceylon, Batavia (Jakarta), Greenland, Strait Davis, Surinam, Curacao, New York and elsewhere. Altogether they cover several hundred voyages.The books themselves make it clear that they were the first three issues of what was supposed to be a continuing serial publication, and the issue for April 1735 still explicitly says it is to be continued monthly, but the present copies of the first three issues covering January to April 1735 (January and February in a single issue) are the only ones known to survive. It seems likely no more were published and that the short life of the publication and ephemeral natu … [Click Below for Full Description]
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