[CAVENDISH, THOMAS; Sir FRANCIS DRAKE; JACQUES L'HERMITE]. Journalen van drie Voyagien, te weten: 1. Van Mr. Thomas Ca[ve]ndish, met drie Schepen door de Magallaensche Straet rondom de Werelt, inden Iare 1586, 1587, en 1588... 2. Vande heer Francoys Draeck, ende Heer Ian Haukeins Ridderen naer West-Indien gepretendeert Panama... in den Jare 1593. Noch een Beschryvinge vande Zee-vaert der geheeler Werelt. Nassausche Vloot, 3. Ofte Beschryvinge vande Voyagie om den gantschen Aert-kloot, door de Straet Lemaire, onder 't beleydt vanden Admirael Iaques L'Heremite, inde Iaren 1623, 1624, 1625, en 1626. Amsterdam: J. P. Wachter 1643. 2 parts in one, 4to, 201 x 156 mm. (7 15/16 x 6 1/8 in.), later stiff vellum, manuscript title lettered in ink on backstrip, upper inner hinge split, lacking the South America map and Tierra del Fuego plate, trace of removed bookplate on title-page, slight darkening along center-fold of plates and maps from acidic guards, small repair at gutter of plate , short tear to H2 grazing a catchword, occasional light mostly marginal soiling, occasional underlining in blue or red ink. Collation: A-N4; (*)4 A-P4 (2M4 blank). 116 leaves, 2 parts in one, part 1 separately paginated. Gothic type, double-page engraved map of North and Central America by Abraham Goos (without the South America map) in part 1, part 2 title with small engraved world map (Shirley 316), 7 (of 8) double-page engraved plates in part 2, the first (before lettering) a battle scene between Indians and Europeans, the second showing the burning of Spanish ships in the Bay of Callao, and the remainder showing views of the approaches of L'Hermite's fleet to various South American harbors, woodcut capital initials, a few colored. Alden 643/74 (listing the Newberry, NYPL, and John Carter Brown Library copies and an imperfect copy in the British Library); Borba de Moraes p. 173; Burden 64; JCB (3) II:305 (part 1 only); Sabin 11607 and 31504; Tiele 282.
Very rare compilation of voyages. Part 1 contains a translation by Emanuel van Meteren of Francis Pretty's account of Cavendish's circumnavigations and Drake's last voyage that was included in the second edition of Hakluyt's Principall Navigations (1599-1600). The historian van Meteren, Dutch consul in London at the time, had obtained the original English manuscript from Hakluyt, translated it into Dutch and published two editions of it in Amsterdam in 1598 (cf. Alden 598/81 and 82), thus preceding publication of the English account by a year. Part 2 contains a day-by-day account of Jacob L'Hermite's voyages, possibly written by Johann van Walbeck, first published in 1626 (the plates were used interchangeably in the two editions: cf. Sabin 31503), and various other accounts including an excerpt from Medina on the government of Peru and a Dutch translation of Fernandes de Queiros's eighth memorial to Philip III relating his discovery of a "Terra Australis Incognita". The oval world map on the title-page "is of particular interest because it is one of the first to show correctly parts of the western coastline of the continent of Australia" (Shirley).