Hakluyt Society First Series, no. 54.
Willem Barentsz, anglicized as William Barents or Barentz) (c. 1550 – 20 June 1597) was a Dutch navigator, cartographer, and Arctic explorer. He went on three expeditions to the far north in search for a Northeast passage. During his third expedition, the crew was stranded on Novaya Zemlya for almost a year. Barentsz died on the return voyage in 1597. In the 19th century, the Barents Sea was named after him.
8vo., clxxiv, 289 pp., 12 illustrations, 2 maps as called for, original blue cloth gilt, a little rubbed and soiled, a very good copy.
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