DE VEER, Gerrit.

The three voyages of William Barents to the Arctic regions, 1594, 1595, and 1596.

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The three voyages of William Barents to the Arctic regions, 1594, 1595, and 1596.
First edition edited by Charles T. Beke …1853. Second Edition, with an introduction, by Lieutenant Koolemans Beynen …
London, Printed for the Hakluyt Society, 1876.

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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.

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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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