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ABDELOUAHAB, Farid. Ontdekkers van het eeuwige ijs. Vijf eeuwen poolreizen in reisjournalen. Met een voorwoord van Jean-Louis Étienne. Zutphen, Walburg, 2007. Boards, with dust-jacket. With many coloured illustrations. 224 pp. Discoverers of the eternal ice. Five centuries of polar journeys in travel journals. [Boeknr.: 29708 ]

€ 25,00

ALEXANDER, Caroline. De Endurance. Shackletons legendarische expeditie naar de Zuidpool. Vertaald door Inge Kok. Amsterdam, Antwerpen, Atlas,1998. 4to. Half cloth, with dust-jacket. With many photographic illustrations. (10),214 pp. Endurance. Shacketon legendary Antarctic expedition. [Boeknr.: 36248 ]

€ 25,00

AMUNDSEN, Roald & Lincoln ELLSWORTH. De eerste vlucht over de Noordpool. Vertaald door Louis Blok. Amsterdam, H.J.W. Becht, (1926). Cloth. With ca. 120 photographic illustrations. 282 pp. First published in Oslo in 1926: Den Første flukt over Polhavet. - Narrative of the Amundsen-Ellsworth-Nobile North Polar Flight, 1926, in the airship Norge. The first North Pole flight from King's Bay, West Spitsbergen, over the North Pole to Teller, Alaska.Arctic Bibliography 410. [Boeknr.: 3763 ]

€ 35,00

AMUNDSEN, Roald Engebregt Gravning. Mijn Noordpoolvlucht. Uit het Noorsch vertaald door Remko ter Laan. Utrecht, W. de Haan, (1925). Original clotht. With ca. 100 photographic plates. 276 pp. First Dutch edition; first published in Oslo in 1925 Amundsen-Ellsworth polflyvning. - Narrative of the Amundsen-Ellsworth North Polar Flight,1925, for purpose of exploring by air the unknown region between Svalbard and the North Pole. - A fine copy.Arctic Bibl. 408. [Boeknr.: 36285 ]

€ 45,00

AMUNDSEN, Roald Engebregt Gravning. De verovering van de Zuidpool (1910-1912. Ingeleid door Boudewijn Büch. Met een voorwoord van Fridtjof Nansen. Vertaald door J.M.A.G. Hendriks. Amsterdam, Maarten Muntinga, 1987. Boards, with dust-jacket. With plates. 222 pp. [Boeknr.: 36311 ]

€ 18,00

ANDERSON, Johann. Beschryving van Ysland, Groenland en de Straat Davis. Uit het Hoogduits vertaalt door J.D.J. waar by gevoegt zyn de verbeteringen door Niels Horrebow. Amsterdam, Jan van Dalen, 1756.2 volumes in 1. 4to. Contemporary mottled calf, spine richly gilt (upper front hinge sl. splitting). With fine engraved frontispiece, folding map and 5 engraved plates (2 folding depicting whales). (16),286,(6); (8),158 pp. Second and best edition; first posthumously published in Hamburg in 1746 Nachrichten von Island, Grönland und der Strasse Davis. - 'Anderson's detailed account of the arctic regions was immediately accepted and highly regarded. It was followed the next year by a second German edition, then by Danish, Dutch, English, and French editions' (Ingalls 446). The first part contains an account on whaling and a Danish-Dutch-Greenland vocabularly and grammar. The second part by Niels Horrebow contains the corrections and an extensive description of Iceland's natural history. The description of Davis Street makes this book also an important Americanum. - (Age-browned). - A nice copy with the bookplates of F.C. Koch and Isaac Meulman.Tiele 39; Cat. NHSM I, p.301 (German ed. only); Muller, America, p.69; Sabin 1407; Jenkins p.75; Allen 233. [Boeknr.: 33534 ]

€ 2750,00

ARCTIC. Nederland en het Noordpoolgebied. Rotterdam, Maritiem Museum, 1958. Wrappers. With illustrations. 62 pp. Dutch survey in the Arctic. [Boeknr.: 24590 ]

€ 15,00

BALEN, Johan Hendrik van. De kristallen stad. Wonderlijke avonturen van eene Nederlandsch-Amerikaansche expeditie ter verovering van de Noordpool. Sneek, J.F. van Druten, (1887). Original illustrated gilt cloth (sl. soiled). With 3 (of ) 4 chromolithographed plates by Emrik & Binger. VII,186, (2) pp. De Nederlanders in Oost en West, te water en te land. - Written by Johan Hendrik van Balen (1851-1921), a prolific writer of children's books on Dutch national history. - (Missing plate added in photocopy). [Boeknr.: 36336 ]

€ 45,00

BALEN, Johan Hendrik van. De scheepsjongen van Willem Barends. De Nederlanders aan de Noordpool, 1894-1597. Amsterdam, Jan Leendertz, (1882). Original illustrated gilt cloth (backcover sl. soiled). With map, facsimile and 4 chromolithographed plates by Braakensiek. 199,(1) pp. De Nederlanders in Oost en West, te water en te land. - Account of Barentsz three expeditions to the far north in search for a Northeast passage. Written by Johan Hendrik van Balen (1851-1921), a prolific writer of children's books on Dutch national history. [Boeknr.: 36334 ]

€ 65,00

BALEN, Johan Hendrik van. De scheepsjongen van Willem Barends. De Nederlanders aan de Noordpool, 1894-1597. 2e druk. Amsterdam, Jan Leendertz en Zoon, (ca. 1887). Original illustrated gilt cloth. With map, facsimile and 4 plates. 190 pp. De Nederlanders in Oost en West, te water en te land. - Account of Barentsz three expeditions to the far north in search for a Northeast passage. Written by Johan Hendrik van Balen (1851-1921), a prolific writer of children's books on Dutch national history. [Boeknr.: 36335 ]

€ 45,00

BALEN, Johan Hendrik van. Stuurman Tromp. 2e druk. Alkmaar, Gebr. Kluitman, (1920). Original pictorial cloth. With illustrations by Annie Homan van der Heide . 208 pp. First edition published in Rotterdam in 1879 Stuurman Tromp: Wonderlijke avonturen en omzwervingen door de Poolzee en SiberieĻ. [Boeknr.: 36294 ]

€ 35,00

BALSEM, N.C. Mannen van beteekenis in onze dagen. Levensschetsen en portretten. Haarlem, H.D. Tjeenk Willink, 1880.Original embossed cloth, spine gilt. With 9 tinted lithographed portraits. 381 pp. On Adolf Erik Nordenskjöld, Heinrich Schliemann, Ernst Haeckel, Ferdinand de Lesseps, Giuseppe Garibaldi, a.o. - Fine. [Boeknr.: 36202 ]

€ 45,00

BARENTSZ, Willem & Jacob van HEEMSKERCK. Overwintering op Nova Zembla door Heemskerck, Barentsz. en togtgenooten in de jaren 1596-1597. Getrokken uit het journaal van Gerrit de Veer en toegelicht in verband met de bevindingen van den kapitein Carlsen bij zijn bezoek in 1871 van de oude overwinterings-plaats. 's Gravenhage, W.P.van Stockum, 1873. Original printed wrappers. With map and 3 plates. 44 pp. Account of Willem Barents' remarkable wintering on Novaya Zemlya in 1596-1597 after the journal by Gerrit de Veer. Including the results of Captain Carlsen's investigations on the island in 1871. - Rare.Cat. NHSM I, p.308. [Boeknr.: 2170 ]

€ 95,00

BARR, William & Glyndwr Williams. (Ed.). Voyages to Hudson Bay in search of a Northwest passage 1741-1747. London, 1994-95. 2 volumes. Cloth, with dust-jackets. With 11 maps and 20 plates. XII,333; XV,393 pp. Hakluyt Society, 2nd series, 177-181. - Vol. I: The voyage of Christopher Middleton 1741-1742. Vol. II: The voyage of William Moor and Francis Smith 1746-1747. [Boeknr.: 20217 ]

€ 45,00

BARR, William. (Ed.). Searching for Franklin: the Land Arctic Searching Expedition. James Anderson's and James Stewart's expedition via the Back River. 1855. London, 1999. 8vo. Cloth, with dust-jacket. With 13 maps and plates. XV,292 pp. Hakluyt Society, 3rd series, 1. - The contribution of Anderson and Stewarr was to pinpoint the site of the tragedy on King William Island of the Franklin expedition, missing in the Arctic since 1845. [Boeknr.: 34632 ]

€ 45,00

BARTHELMESS, Klaus & Joachim MÜNZING. Monstrum horrendum. Wale und Walstrandungen in der Druckgraphik des 16. Jahrhunderts und ihr motivkundlicher Einfluss. (Hamburg, 1991). 3 volumes in box. 4to. With many plates (several in colours). 220 pp. [Boeknr.: 7559 ]

€ 65,00

BAUMGARTNER, Alexander. Durch Skandinavien nach St. Petersburg. 3. Auflage. Freiburg, Herder, 1901.Original decorated front board, spine half cloth. With coloured frontispiece, folding map and 161 illustrations. XXI,619 pp. First published in Freiburg in 1890. - Nordische Fahrten. Skizzen und Studien. II. - (Small stamp on title-page). [Boeknr.: 13045 ]

€ 45,00

BEALS, Herbert K. a.o. (Ed.). Four travel journals. The Americas, Antarctica and Africa, 1775-1874. Edited by Herbert K. Beals, R.J. Campbell, Ann Savours, Anita McConnell, Roy Bridges. London, 2007. 8vo. Cloth, with dust-jacket. With illustrations and maps. X,404 pp. Hakluyt Society, 3rd series, 18. - This volume offers annotated texts with biographical and historical introductions of four previously unpublished travel journals from the period 1775-1874. [Boeknr.: 34641 ]

€ 45,00

BECHT, Karl. The Karl Becht collection. Books on Africa including sections on the Middle East, the Far East, the Arctic and Antarctic and America. Stockholm, Bukowski, 1991. 4to. Wrappers. With illustrations. 71 pp. - Auction catalogue. [Boeknr.: 32802 ]

€ 18,00

BEECKMAN, Nathalie & Rita JALON. Belgica. De eerste overwintering in Antarctica 1897-1899. Antwerpen, Nationaal Scheepvaartmuseum, 1988. 4to. Wrappers. 77 pp. The Belgian Antarctic Expedition, led by Adrien de Gerlache on the ship Belgica, was the first expedition to overwinter in the Antarctic region. [Boeknr.: 36303 ]

€ 25,00

BEHOUNEK, Franz. Zeven weken op een ijsschots. De ondergang der expeditie van Nobile. Geautoriseerde Nederlandsche vertaling van R. de Ruyter-van der Feer. Baarn, Hollandia-Drukkerij, 1929. Illustrated cloth, with dust-jacket. With photographic plates. 269 pp. Dutch translation of Sieben Wochen auf Eisscholle. Leipzig, 1929. - With a new airship, the N2 'Italia', Umbert Nobile undertakes a second expedition to the Pole, now entirely Italian, in 1928. This expedition was very fatal, The Dutchman Sjef van Dongen was among others involved in his rescue.Arctic Bibl. 1238. [Boeknr.: 36310 ]

€ 35,00

BELLIN, Jacques Nicolas. Partie de la Mer Glaciale contenant la Nouvelle Zemble et le pais de Samoiedes suivant les découvertes des Hollandois et les cartes des Russes .. par M. Bellin. Paris, 1758.Engraved map of Nova Zembla and part of the Northeast passage, with a decorative title cartouche. Ca. 21,5 x 34,5 cm. From: L'Histoire Generale des Voyages. - Fine map produced by the French hydrographer and geographer, Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703-1772) detailing the archipelago of Novaya Zemlya, the Samoyeds, and part of the Northeast passage. [Boeknr.: 34209 ]

€ 125,00

BENNET, Roelof Gabriël & Jacobus van WIJK ROELANDSZ. Nederlandsche zeereizen. In het laatst der zestiende, zeventiende en het begin der achttiende eeuw. Naar de oorspronkelijke journalen of gelijktijdige berigten, op nieuw uitgegeven en met eenige aanteekeningen en de noodige ophelderingen vermeerderd. Deel II. Dordrecht, J. de Vos en Comp., 1828.Sm. 8vo. Original printed boards (soiled), uncut. 173 pp. Volume II contains the story of the voyage of Willem Barendsz and Jacob Heemskerk and their wintering on Nova Zembla.- (Age-browned).Cat. NHSM I, p.122; Tiele 1237. [Boeknr.: 36322 ]

€ 65,00

BERGH, Samuel Johannes van den. Merkwaardige mannen. Schetsen voor jongens. Gedeeltelijk uit den vreemde. Tweede serie. Rotterdam, P.C. Hoog, (1860).Original embossed cloth, with central gilt decoration on frontcover, spine gilt (extremities sl. dam.). With 4 tinted lithographed plates by P.W.M. Trap. 241 pp. On Michiel De Ruiter, John Franklin, Karel Linnaeus, a.o. - Fine. [Boeknr.: 36201 ]

€ 45,00

BEYERMAN, H.C. Walvisvaart, wijnhandel & schilderkunst. De Rotterdamse reders Beyerman. Amsterdam, De Bataafsche Leeuw, 1995. Boards, with dust-jacket. With many illustrations (several in colours). 176 pp. Whale hunting, wine trading & painting. The Rotterdam ship-owners Beyerman. [Boeknr.: 9426 ]

€ 25,00

BEZEMER, K.W.L. De strijd om de Zuidpool. De lotgevallen der groote expedities op weg naar de Zuidpool. Amsterdam, Van Holkema & Warendorf, (1942). Pictorial cloth. With many photographic plates. 324 pp. James Ross, Scott, Shackleton, Amundsen, etc. [Boeknr.: 3771 ]

€ 20,00

BEZEMER, K.W.L. De Zuidpool belegerd. De ontdekking van het laatste werelddeel. Amsterdam, Van Holkema & Warendorf, (1957). Pictorial cloth, with dust-jacket. With many photographic plates. 324 pp. The South Pole under siege. The discovery of the last continent. [Boeknr.: 36229 ]

€ 25,00

BLANKESTEIJN, Herbert & Louwrens HACQUEBORD. Op zoek naar het Behouden Huys. Een expeditie naar Nova Zembla in het kielzog van Willem Barentsz. 's Gravenhage, BZZTÔH, 1993. Wrappers. With illustrations. 128 pp. [Boeknr.: 19913 ]

€ 15,00

BOISSEVAIN, Ch. Leven en streven van L.R. Koolemans Beynen. Haarlem, H.D. Tjeenk Willink, 1880. Original cloth, lettered in gilt. With engraved portrait by P.J. Arendzen (sl. foxed). 258 pp. Laurens Rijnhard Koolemans-Beijnen (1852 - 1879) took part in the expedition against Aceh in 1874 and accompanied the Franklin search expedition under Allen William Young in the Pandora. - (Name cut from titlepage). [Boeknr.: 3670 ]

€ 95,00

BRAAT, J., J.H.G. GAWRONSKI, J.B. KIST, e.a. Behouden uit het Behouden Huys. Catalogus van de voorwerpen van de Barentsexpeditie (1596), gevonden op Nova Zembla. De Rijksmuseumcollectie, aangevuld met Russische en Noorse vondsten. Amsterdam, De Bataafsche Leeuw, 1998. 4to. Cloth, with dust-jacket. With many illustrations (some in colours). 343 pp. Full description of all the found objects on land during the wintering on Novaya Zemblya in 1596/97. [Boeknr.: 2819 ]

€ 55,00

BRADFORD, William. The Arctic regions. Illustrated with photographs taken on an Art Expedition to Greenland by William Bradford. With a descriptive narrative by the artist. Michael Lapides, editor. Boston, David R. Godine, (2013). Oblong 8vo. Decorated half cloth, with dust-jacket. With numerous photographic illustrations. 168 pp. First publshed in 1873 for subscribers only. - The American William Bradford (1823 - 1892) made this expedition to the Arctic region soley for the purpose of art, in the summer of 1869, together with Isaac Israel Hayes. [Boeknr.: 36278 ]

€ 95,00

BRAKEL, S. van. Stukken betreffende de Kamers der Noordsche Compagnie na afloop van het octrooi. Utrecht, Kenink & Zoon, 1910. Wrappers. 96 pp. - (In Bijdragen en Mededeelingen Historisch Genootschap). [Boeknr.: 35635 ]

€ 45,00

BRAND, Hanno & Leos MÜLLER. (Red.). The dynamics of economic culture in the North Sea- and Baltic region in the late Middle Ages and Early Modern period. Hilversum, Verloren, 2007. Wrappers. 254 pp. Groninger Hanze Studies. - 14 papers pay attention to a wide range of topics related to the characteristics and effects of market integration, migration, fisheries, seafaring, war and diplomacy in ca. 1250-1700. [Boeknr.: 36379 ]

€ 30,00

BRANDER, Jan. Het eiland Jan Mayen en de overwintering aldaar van 1633-1634. (Hoorn), Historisch Genootschap 'Oud West-Friesland' (1934). Original pictorial wrappers. With folding map and plate. 103 pp. Including also: Journael ofte waerachtige beschrijvinge van al het gene datter voorghevallen is op het Eylandt Mauritius in Groenland. Leyden, 1634. [Boeknr.: 8890 ]

€ 75,00

BROEKEMA, J. Cornelis Cornelisz. Willem Barends en hunne tochtgenooten. Naar authentieke stukken. Middelburg, J.C. & W. Altorffer, 1878. Original printed wrappers. With folding map. 28 pp. Offprint Zeeuwsch Genootschap der wetenschappen. [Boeknr.: 36327 ]

€ 35,00

BRONTMAN, L(azar). Op de top van de wereld. De Russische Noordpoolexpeditie en de overwintering van Papanin en zijn mannen op de drijvende ijsschots 1937-1938. Met medewerking en een voorwoord van O.J. Schmidt. Geautoriseerde vertaling uit het Russisch van Is. van Crefeld en W. de Vries-Lucks. Amsterdam, Scheltens & Giltay, (1938). Original decorated cloth, with dust-jacket. With folding map and many photographic plates. 336 pp. Dutch translation of Na vershine mira. Moskva, 1938, English edition On top of the world. - Narrative of the U.S.S.R. expedition to the North Pole with a description of the planes' flights thither, and short day-to-day notes of the author's sojourn at the north Pole, in June 1937. - A fine copy.Arctic Bibl. 2239. [Boeknr.: 16453 ]

€ 45,00

BROUWER, W. Fridtjof Nansen. Amsterdam, L.J. Veen, (1899).Sm.8vo. Original pictorial cloth. With portrait, folding map and 22 illustrations. 160 pp. Life of Fridtjof Nansen (1861-1930), a Norwegian explorer and oceanographer. - Nice binding. [Boeknr.: 36366 ]

€ 65,00

BROUWER, W. Fridtjof Nansen. Amsterdam, L.J. Veen, (1899).Sm.8vo. Original pictorial cloth. With portrait, folding map and 22 illustrations. 160 pp. Life of Fridtjof Nansen (1861-1930), a Norwegian explorer and oceanographer. - Nice binding. [Boeknr.: 36365 ]

€ 65,00

BRUGGE, Jacob van der. 'Val ! val !'. De overwintering van zeven Nederlandse walvisjagers op Smeerenburg. (Naar het journael van Jacob van der Brugge aug. 1633 - mei 1634). Door Jac. Roelofs. Amsterdam, H. Meulenhoff, (1944). Original decorated cloth, with dust-jacket (design W.A. van der Walle). With illustrations. 201 pp. Juvenile after the 17th century journal of Jacob Segersz. van der Brugge. Illustrated by Willem Albertus van de Walle (1906-1995) [Boeknr.: 36292 ]

€ 35,00

BRUIJN, Jaap R. & Joost. C.A. SCHOKKENBROEK. De laatste traan. Walvisvangst met de Willem Barendsz, 1946-1964. Zutphen, Walburg Pers, 2012. Boards. With many illustrations (several in colours). 336 pp. History of the last Dutch whaling period. [Boeknr.: 32832 ]

€ 30,00

BRUIJN, Jaap R. & Louwrens HACQUEBORD. Een zee van traan. Vier eeuwen Nederlandse walvisvaart, 1612-1964. Zutphen, Walburg, 2019. Boards. With 86 illustrations (several in colours). 368 pp. History of four centuries of Dutch whaling. [Boeknr.: 35568 ]

€ 30,00

BRUIJNE, Antonius de & Bastiaan Gerardus BALJÉ. De eerste tocht van de Willem Barents naar de Noordelijke IJszee 1878. De dagboeken van Antonius de Bruijne en Bastiaan Gerardus Baljé. Ingeleid en geannoteerd door W.F.J. Mörzer Bruyns. Zutphen, Walburg Pers, 1985. 2 volumes. Cloth, with dust-jacket. With 4 maps and 36 illustrations. 368 pp. Linschoten-Vereeniging LXXXIV-LXXXV. - The first trip of the Dutch ship Willem Barents to the Arctic in 1878, visiting Jan Mayen, Spitsbergen (Svalbard), Bereneiland (Bear Island Norway) and Novaya Zemlya. [Boeknr.: 3753 ]

€ 45,00

BURGER, C.P. De deurvaert by Noorden om naar Cathay ende China. De journalen van de reis van Pet en Jackman, 1580. De Nederlandsche Poolzeevaarten, 1594 en de volgende jaren. - Het caert-thresoor en andere uitgaven van het eind der 16e en het begin der 17e eeuw. 's Gravenhage, Martinus Nijhoff, 1930. Cloth. With many facsimiles and illustrations. 176 pp. The voyage of Arthur Pet and Charles Jackman, sent to discover the Northeast seas beyond the Hand of Vaigats, Anno 1580 and other Dutch Polar voyages. [Boeknr.: 13976 ]

€ 60,00

BURGER, C.P. De Poolzee-reizen van 1595-1596. 's Gravenhage, Martinus Nijhoff, 1921. Cloth. With 13 facsimiles. 73 pp. Offprint 'Het Boek'. - Analyses of accounts of Barents' 2nd and 3rd Dutch expeditions to the Pole. [Boeknr.: 24489 ]

€ 40,00

BYRD, Richard Evelyn. Klein Amerika. Mijn Zuidpool-onderzoek en mijn vlucht naar de Zuidpool. Vertaling van A. Moresco. Amsterdam, Van Holkema & Warendorf, 1931. Original pictorial cloth. With 74 plates and maps. 488 pp. Dutch edition of Little America: Aerial exploration in the Antarctic, the flight to the South pole. New York, 1930. Richard Byrd (1888-1957) was a pioneering American aviator, polar explorer, and organizer of polar logistics. Little America was an Antarctic exploration base established in January 1929 by him. - A fine copy.Spence 226; Conrad p.253. [Boeknr.: 3772 ]

€ 35,00

CAMPBELL, R.J. (Ed). The discovery of the South Shetland Islands. The voyages of the brig Williams 1819-1820 as recorded in contemporary documents and the journal of midshipman C.W. Poynter. London, 2000. 8vo. Cloth, with dust-jacket. With 31 maps and illustrations. XV,232 pp. Hakluyt Society, 3rd series, 4. - This is the only first-hand account of a voyage, during which the Antarctic mainland was sighted for the first time. [Boeknr.: 34635 ]

€ 45,00

CAMPEN, Samuel Richard van. Dutch Arctic expeditions and route: being a survey of the North polar question, including extended considerations for the renewal of Dutch Arctic research. Amsterdam, P.N. van Kampen & Zoon, 1876.Contemporary half calf, spine lettered in gilt. With title-vignette and folding coloured map of the North Pole by J. Letch & Co. XXXVII, 263 pp. First edition; all published. - Including chapters on: Holland's enterprise and duty, Government expeditions, Polar problems, The Arctic revival, The Gulf stream route, the early Dutch whalers, etc. and in the appendix a chronological table of Arctic voyages North-East and North-West of Greenland (860-1876). - A fine copy..Cat. NHSM I, pp.309-310 (later ed. only). [Boeknr.: 35672 ]

€ 375,00

CARR, John. Een zomer in het Noorden, of reize rondom de Baltische zee, door Denemarken, Zweden, Rusland en een gedeelte van Duitschland. Naar het Engelsch. Leeuwarden, Wed. J.P.de Boij, 1809-11.2 volumes in 1. Later half cloth. (6),288; VIII,404 pp. First published in English A Northern summer, or travels round the Baltic, through Denmark, Sweden, Russia, Prussia and part of Germany, in the year 1804. London 1805. - John Carr (1772-1772) was called to the bar at the Middle Temple, but from reasons of health found it advisable to travel, and published accounts of his journeys in different European countries, which though without much intrinsic merit, obtained a wide circulation on account of their light, gossipy style, and the fact that in the species if literature there was then comparatively little competition (DNB). - (Hole in title-page).Muller, Bibliographie Neerlando-Russe, 770; Catalogue Russica C148; not in Tiele or Cat. NHSM. [Boeknr.: 2104 ]

€ 295,00

CELL, Gillian T. (Ed.). Newfoundland discovered. English attemps at colonisation, 1610-1630. London, 1982. Cloth, with dust-jacket. With 2 illustrations and 3 maps. XVIII,310 pp. Hakluyt Society, 2nd series, 160. - Accounts of the earliest English settlements in Newfoundland. [Boeknr.: 20989 ]

€ 30,00

CHAPPE d'AUTEROCHE, Jean. Reize naar Siberië, op bevel des konings van Vrankryk ondernomen in 1761. Behelzende deszelfs waarnemingen nopens de zeden, gewoonten, regeering, godsdienst, krygs- en burger-staat, koophandel, luchts- en grondsgesteldheid, landsbeschryving, natuurlyke historie, enz. Uit het Fransch vertaald. Deventer, Lucas Leemhorst, 1771-1772.2 volumes in 1. Contemporary half calf, spine gilt. With folding coloured map and 8 engraved plates (including a table and 2 folding plates) after J.B. le Prince by J.C. Philips. XIV,(2)331,(1); (2),327,(1) pp. First Dutch edition, first published in Paris in 1768: Voyage en Sibérie, fait par ordre du roi en 1761. - Jean Chappe d' Auteroche (1728-1769) was a French priest and astronomer who travelled to Siberia to observe the transit of Venus in 1761. From Paris he reached St. Petersburg, then sledged to Tobolsk.This work deserves attention for its forthright and sometimes provocative descriptions of Russian manners and character (Hill 277). The expedition carried out a large number of scientific measurements en route, and reported on the geography of the region and the customs of its inhabitants (Howgego p.216). - Age-browned otherwise fine.Cat. NHSM I, p.302; not in Tiele; Muller, Bibl. Neerlando-Russe, 77; Cat. Russica 496; Boucher de la Richarderie V, p. 447-448 (French ed.). [Boeknr.: 33660 ]

€ 850,00

CHASE, Owen. The wreck of the whaleship Essex. A narrative account by Owen Chase, first mate. Edited, and with prologue and epilogue by Iola Haverstick and Betty Shepard. London, Constable Young, (1968). Blue boards, spine lettered (spine discoloured). With map and illustrations. 128 pp. The Essex, Captain George Pollard, sailed from Nantucket on August 12, 1819, for a sperm whaling cruise in the Pacific. A dramatic account told by one of its few survivors. The whaling ship was rammed by an angry sperm whale on November 20, 1820. On the sailors terrifying battle for survival the survivors had restored to cannibalism, and a relative of the captain was killed and eaten. Herman Melville used Chase's narrative as a source for his Moby Dick. [Boeknr.: 35575 ]

€ 25,00


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