Lot 47
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Schouten, Willem Corneliszoon

Estimate
1,000 - 1,500 GBP
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Description

  • Journael van de wonderlijcke Reyse... in de Jaren 1615, 1616, en 1617. Amsterdam: Gillis Joosten Saeghman, no date [?1663]
  • paper
Small 4to (194 x 154mm.), woodcut vignette on title, full-page portrait on verso, 6 engraved or woodcut illustrations in text, modern vellum-backed boards, lacking map of South America

Literature

Alden III, 663/124; Sabin 77940; cf. Hill (2004) 1540 (earlier edition)

Catalogue Note

"The account of the Dutch navigator Willem Schouten's voyage around the world, during which Cape Horn was discovered and rounded for the first time... The ship Eendracht, while crossing the Pacific, discovered some of the Tuamotu Islands, the Hoorn Islands, the Schouten Islands, and visited New Guinea, the Moluccas and Batavia" (Hill).
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