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VEER, Gerrit de.
Tre navigationi fatte dagli Olandesi, e Zelandesi al settentrione nella Norvegia, Moscovia, e Tartaria verso il Catai, e regno de' Sini, doue scopersero il Mare di Veygatz, la Nuova Zembla. Venice, Giovanni Battista Ciotti, 1599. 4to. With an engraved plate on title-page, full-page engraving of a compass and 31 half-page engraved maps and plates in text. Later vellum.
1594. [4] 79 ll.Rare first edition of the Italian translation by Giovanni Giunio Parisio of this classic account of the three earliest Dutch exploration voyages (1594, 1595, 1596) in search of a Northeast Passage to China, by Willem Barentsz. Two of the voyages were in company with Jan Huygen van Linschoten. The third voyage, with the well-known wintering on Nova Zembla, is by far the most famous and ranks among the greatest in the annals of Polar exploration.With a few brown spots, some slight marginal stains, and a few annotations also on some of the plates. Good copy.l Cat. NHSM, p. 299; Chavanne 1757; JCB I, p. 377. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books [t Goy Houten, Netherlands]
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