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DE BRY, Th. - Tabula Nautica, qua repraesentantur orae maritimae.

DE BRY, Th. - Tabula Nautica, qua repraesentantur orae maritimae.
Tabula Nautica, qua repraesentantur orae maritimae. - DE BRY, Th.
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Title : Tabula Nautica, qua repraesentantur orae maritimae..
Map maker : DE BRY, Th..
Date : Frankfurt, 1613.
Size : 5.9 x 13.1 inches. / 15.0 x 33.2 cm.
Colouring : Uncoloured.

Description :First map to depict Hudson bay, prepared by Hessel Gerritsz, and reduced and included by de Bry in his tenth part of his Petit Voyages .
Hudson had already made three accomplished voyages of discovery. The first two, in 1607 and 1608, were on behalf of the English Muscovy Company to find a possible North East Passage to India. The third, in the employ of the Dutch East India Company in 1609, led to the discovery of the river named after him. In April 1610 Hudson set again sail and discovered Hudson Bay.
Heading south along the eastern shore they wintered at the southernmost point of James Bay. After a bitter and cruel winter the melting ice finally freed the ship in early June and a few days later the crew mutinied. The crew set adrift Hudson, his son and seven others in a small open top boat. They were never heard of again.

Theodore de Bry, a German engraver and book dealer, began a compilation of early voyages in 1590 and had published six parts at the time of his death in 1598. His widow, two sons, and another family member continued the work, which comprised a total of fifty-four parts when it was completed in 1630. The publication is in two series, denoted the Grands Voyages and the Petit Voyages. A German edition of the Petit Voyages was published in 1599 in Frankfurt am Main. A second German edition came out in 1616. Latin editions were published in 1609 and 1629.

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Condition : Some minor browning of paper. Generally very good condition.

ID: 32885

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