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    Ex Libris Jean R. Perrette: Important Travel, Exploration & Cartography

    5 April 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 334

    BROUWER, Hendrik (1582-1643). Journael ende historis verhael van de Keyse gedae by oosten de straet le maire, naer de custen van Chili. Amsterdam: Broer Jansz, 1646.

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    BROUWER, Hendrik (1582-1643). Journael ende historis verhael van de Keyse gedae by oosten de straet le maire, naer de custen van Chili. Amsterdam: Broer Jansz, 1646.

    4° (186 x 142 mm). 3 folding plates (plate 2 closely trimmed, cropping border). (Title with some pale staining and small repair at gutter, some intermittent pale browning, tiny wormtrack in lower margins of two gatherings.) 20th-century crushed crimson morocco, by Alix.

    FIRST EDITION, another issue from the same year has "door het Schip Castricum" on title-page (see Alden & Landis 646/27). The Dutch navigator Hendrik Brouwer transferred allegiances from the Dutch East to the Dutch West India Company in 1642. He investigated the strait discovered by Le Maire between Tierra del Fuego and Staten Island, and attempted to open trade with the Indians of the Isla de Chiloé (in southern Chile). He died during this expedition. Alden & Landis 646/28. JCB 1865 (2nd edition) II: 583.


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