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JOURNAAL GEHOUDEN AAN BOORD VAN'S LANDS FREGAT VAN OORLOGE THETUS ONDER COMMANDO VAN .. P.J. GERVAIS. Gemonteerd met 26 stukken en bemand met 60 koppen. Uyt Texel gezeijld den 5 Maart 1787.
Manuscript in Dutch, dated 23 february - September 1788.Folio. Contemporary mottled calf, spine gilt in compartments (foot of spine sl. dam.) 356 numbered and 52 unnumbered pages, written in a legible hand.* The course of this Dutch sailing vessel is as follows from Texel to West-Africa, Suriname, St. Eustatius and than homeward. Visiting Rheede van Duijns, Canaal, Spaansche Zee, Lissabon, Canarische eylanden, kust van Guinee, Caap Miusserado, Caap Lahous, Axim, St. George d'Elmina, fordt Crevecoer, kust van Guiana, Paramaribo, Demeraij and St. Eustatius. This account also contains several details on life aboard a ship, i.a. on punishment. The second part contains sailing instructions within Europe but also ' Lijst der scheepen, zoo als dezelve gearriveerd zijn, welke bij ons arriveren ter rhede voor Paramaribo laagen, den 22 november 1787; Beschrijving over het aanzeile van Surinaamen and Aanmerkingen over de vaarweg uijt Europa na Surinamen. - An extremely rare 18th century logbook of a voyage to the Dutch colonies. In good condition.
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