Detectio Freti Hudsoni or Hessel Gerritsz's Collection of Tracts by himself, Massa and De Quir on the N.E. and W. Passage, Siberia and Australia. Reproduced, with the Maps, in Photolithography in Dutch and Latin after the editions of 1612 and 1613… Translation by Fred. John Millard…. QUIROS, Hessel GERRITSZ.
Detectio Freti Hudsoni or Hessel Gerritsz's Collection of Tracts by himself, Massa and De Quir on the N.E. and W. Passage, Siberia and Australia. Reproduced, with the Maps, in Photolithography in Dutch and Latin after the editions of 1612 and 1613… Translation by Fred. John Millard…

Detectio Freti Hudsoni or Hessel Gerritsz's Collection of Tracts…
Detectio Freti Hudsoni or Hessel Gerritsz's Collection of Tracts by himself, Massa and De Quir on the N.E. and W. Passage, Siberia and Australia. Reproduced, with the Maps, in Photolithography in Dutch and Latin after the editions of 1612 and 1613… Translation by Fred. John Millard…

Amsterdam. Frederik Muller: 1878.

Small quarto; printed on thick paper; partly in facsimile, with sections in differing sizes, with three folding maps; uncut copy in the original plain boards and printed wrappers.

Very scarce in this condition: printed in only a small number, under the auspices of the influential Amsterdam publisher and map expert Frederik Muller, with a good introduction by S. Muller.

Very scarce in this condition: printed in only a small number, under the auspices of the influential Amsterdam publisher and map expert Frederik Muller, with a good introduction by S. Muller.

The book gives in beautifully-printed facsimile the very rare original Dutch edition of Gerritsz's collection of travel narratives, including the important printing of Quiros's Memorial to the King of Spain "concerning the population and discovery of the fourth part of the world called Australia, its great riches and fertility…". The three finely printed folding maps include the famous Gerritsz world map showing the discoveries of Quiros in the form of a very large Southern Continent below New Guinea and the Solomons.

This facsimile of the Dutch edition is followed by a typeset version of the Latin edition of 1613 and the English translation typeset as a separate work, with its own title-page (Ferguson records this last part as a separate work as 9885b, recording the work described here as 9885a).

Condition Report: Externally a bit rubbed and marked, otherwise a fine copy.

Price (AUD): $800.00

US$579.97   Other currencies

Ref: #4307550

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