The Voyage of Verrazzano: A Chapter in the Early History of Maritime Discovery in America

New York : J. Munsell, 1875-[1876]
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New York : J. Munsell, 1875-[1876]
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Dec 31, 1875
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1859. Excerpt: ... oude, or Senior. These individuals serve as a link to unite that voyage with the earlier ones sent out by the Dutch to the North, inasmuch as they were interested in the latter on their private account, and were also members of the East India Company of the Chamber of Amsterdam at the time of the engagement of Hudson. But Dirck van Os presents the particular claim upon our attention of being the only one of them who is found in treaty with the navigator; thus leading us to the conviction that he was probably one of the leading spirits of the enterprise, as he was of the negotiation on the part of the Company. He was a man of enlarged views and of a laborious disposition. He was the originator and head, until his death in 1615, of one of the first great undertakings to drain the extensive lakes of Holland and to convert them into arable land, that of the Beemster, a work with which another celebrated name, William Usselincx, is also associated. 1 Hasselaer who was from Haarlem and had distinguished himself among its defenders, during its memorable siege, was at the time of which we speak a member of the municipal council of the city of Amsterdam.5 Of Carel we have been enabled to find nothing beyond his Connection with the enterprises here mentioned. 1 Bedijkiog, Opkomst en Bloci ran de Beemster. Door I. Bouman. pp. 31 and 135. 2 The character of Hasselaer may be judged of from an incident at the siege of Haarlem, at which he was an ensign bearer. When that city surrendered and the Spaniards basely put a large number of the citizens to death, contrary to the pledge which they had given them of life, they made search after Pieter Dirkszoon Hasselaer, but apprehended his brother in his stead by mistake. Peter then made himself known, saying. If it is the st...
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