Pars Japonica - The First Dutch Expedition to Reach the Shores of Japan by William de Lange
This is the harrowing account of arguably the most ill-fated expedition in the long maritime history of the Low Countries. At the end of the 16th century five heavily armed ships sailed from the port of Rotterdam under the command of men who had never set foot on a seagoing ship. Their plan was to sail through the treacherous Strait of Magellan and raid the western coast of Latin America as had the Englishmen Drake and Cavendish. Storms, disease, and general inexperience were to upset those ambitious plans in unexpected way.
This hardcover book is in very good condition.
ISBN 10: 1891640232 / ISBN 13: 9781891640230
Publisher: Floating World Editions
Publication Date: 2006