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WARHAFFTE BESCHREIBUNG DER WUNDERBARLICHEN RAYSE UND SCHIFFART, SO WILHELM SCHOUT VON HORN, AUSS HOLLANDT NACH SUDEN GETHAN, UND WAS GESTALT ER HINTER DER MAGELLANISCHEN ENGE, EIN NEWE UND ZUVOR UNBEKANTE DURCHFAHRT IN DIE SUDERSEE GEFUNDEN
Arnheim, 1618. Small quarto. New vellum. One plate with an older tissue repair on verso. Minor toning. Very good. First German edition, and second overall, of the chronicle of this major voyage, an important step in the rise of the Dutch seaborne empire. Undertaken in 1615 and lasting until 1617, this important expedition was the fourth complete circumnavigation, after Magellan in 1519, Drake in 1577, and Cavendish shortly thereafter. The expedition was the first to go visit Cape Horn, naming Cape after the Dutch town of Hoorn, whose aggressive traders sponsored the voyage. In addition, the expedition explored the Pacific coast of South America, pursued the search for Terra Australis, and proved that Tierra del Fuego was not an island. The plates show maps of the route, as well as a view of Cocos Island, Tierra del Fuego, an Indian sailing canoe, a meeting of the Indian kings, and a plate of Porto Desire which shows several species of animal. Translated from Schouten's JOURNAL OFTE BESCHREYVINGHE... published the same year in Amsterdam, this edition used the same plates to print the map and illustrations.
      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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