By Gerrit de Veer
The guides of the Hakluyt Society (founded in 1846) made to be had edited (and occasionally translated) early debts of exploration. the 1st sequence, which ran from 1847 to 1899, comprises a hundred books containing released or formerly unpublished works via authors from Christopher Columbus to Sir Francis Drake, and protecting voyages to the recent global, to China and Japan, to Russia and to Africa and India. This ebook includes 3 money owed of Dutch voyages looking for a north-eastern passage to China, undertaken within the 1590s. (When this Hakluyt variation was once released in 1853, carrying on with nervousness concerning the destiny of Sir John Franklin's excursion made any debts of Arctic exploration super topical.) The Dutch weren't winning in constructing a north-east passage; however the tales of the expeditions and of the braveness and persistence of the boys who took half in them make for interesting examining.
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DC. X I I I I . ii, 1667. 2 Page 952. XXXVi INTRODUCTION. " Notwithstanding the length of time during which the name has been lost, there does not appear to be any good reason why the original and correct designation of Matthew's Strait, Matvyeeva Shar (" Matfeiof tsar"), or Matyushin Shar, should not be restored to. the channel between the two islands, instead of its continuing to bear the modern corrupted form of the latter name, Matochkin Shar. It likewise seems only right that the name Matthew's Land (the "Land of Matpheoue") or Matvyeeva Zemlya, should not be lost from our maps; and it is therefore proposed to appropriate that designation to the small island extending from Matyushin Shar ("Matochkin Shar") northwards as far as the channel, in about 74° N.
Maine, at the mouth of Ob, there is an island,1 whereon resort many wilde beasts, as white beares, and the morses, and such like. And the Samoeds tell vs, that in the winter season they oftentimes finde there morses teeth. If you would haue vs trauell to seeke out the mouth of Ob by sea, we must goe by the isles of Vaygats and Noua Zembla, and by the land of Matpheoue, that is, by Matthewes Land. And assure thy selfe, that from Vaygats to the mouth of Ob by sea, is but a small matter to sayle. Written at Pechora, the yeare 7092, the twenty one of February.
308. INTRODUCTION; xxv several of the most distinguished navigators and cosmographers of his time. For, in addition to his Commission from his employers, in whose service he had been seven-and-twenty years,—whether constantly or not is immaterial,—he received " Instructions and Notes"1 from " Master William Burrough," Comptroller of the Navy, who had been his messmate seven-and-twenty years before, together with " Certaine briefe aduices giuen by Master Dee,"3 as also " Notes in writing, besides more priuie by mouth, that were giuen by M.
A True Description of Three Voyages by the North-East towards Cathay and China: Undertaken by the Dutch in the Years 1594, 1595 and 1596 by Gerrit de Veer