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The Arctic North-East and West Passage: Detectio Freti Hudsoni, or Hessel Gerritsz' Collection of Tracts by Himself, Massa and De Quir on the N.E. and W. Passage, Siberia and Australia

Series: Cambridge Library Collection - Polar Exploration

By: Hessel Gerritsz (Author), Fred John Millard (Translated by), Samuel Muller (Introduction By)

184 pages, 2 b/w illustrations, 3 maps

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Mar 2015 | #218473 | ISBN-13: 9781108075138
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Language: Trilingual in English, Dutch, and Latin

A reprint of a classical work in the Cambridge Library Collection.

This short work contains texts and maps relating to early exploration and trade routes. Included here are descriptions of Russia and Siberia by Isaac Massa (1586-1643), a Dutch merchant and diplomat; one of the memorials relating to Pacific discoveries by the Portuguese explorer Pedro Fernandes de Queiros (c.1565-1615); and maps by the cartographer Hessel Gerritsz (c.1581-1632) showing the discoveries of the English navigator Henry Hudson (d.1611). Gerritsz originally compiled these materials and published them in Dutch, and they were soon translated into Latin to increase their readership. In the present work, first published in 1878, reproductions of the Dutch and Latin editions from 1612 and 1613 are presented together by Frederik Muller (1817-81). To encourage research on these texts, Muller also included a new English translation, and an explanatory essay by his son Samuel Muller (1848-1922).


- Introduction
- Beschryvinghe vander Samoyeden landt in Tartarien
- Verhael vande ryse ende de nieuw-ghevonden strate van Mr Hudson
- Descriptio ac delineatio geographica detectionis freti sive, transitus ad occasum supra terras americanas, in Chinam atq. Iaponem ducturi
- Libelli supplicis, oblati regiae majestati Hispaniae, a duce Petro Fernandez de Quir, super detectione quartae partis orbis terrarum, cui nomen Australis incognita
- Descriptio regionum Siberiae, Samojediae, Tingoesiae et itinerum e Moscovia
- Brevis descriptio itinerum ducentium et fluviorum labentium e Moscovia orientem et aquilonem versus
- De detectione terrae polaris, sub latitudine octoginta graduum
- Refutatio rationum, quibus Angli dominationem piscationis ad Insulam Spitsbergensem sive Novam Terram praetendere et defendere conantur
- Description of the land of the Samoyeds in Tartary
- Copy of the description of the lands of Siberia, Samoieda and Tingoesa with the ways also from Muscovia thither
- A short account of the roads and rivers from Muscovy, eastward and east-to-north
- Account of a certain memorial presented to his Majesty by the captain Pedro Fernandez de Quir concerning the population and discovery of the fourth part of the world called Australia Incognita
- Account of the voyage and the newly discovered strait of Mr Hudson

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