Arctic Routes to Fabled Lands

Olivier Brunel and the Passage to China and Cathay in the Sixteenth Century

Marijke Spies

Arctic Routes to Fabled Lands
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Marijke Spies

Distributed for Amsterdam University Press

168 pages | 58 halftones | 7 x 9-3/4
Paper $37.50 ISBN: 9789053562635 Published January 2002 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
Four hundred years ago Willem Barents set sail with two ships for the north via the Pole. Apart from this expedition, numerous other attempts were made by Dutch and Flemish mariners to find a northern trade route to China and Cathay. In this book, Marijke Spies relates the story of Olivier Brunel, the Dutch explorer, who in the sixteenth century, even before Barents and Heemskerk, sought a northern trade route. The numerous maps and illustrations in the book show the geographic knowledge that was available to Olivier Brunel when he set course in 1584 for the north of Russia.
I.  The Man
II.  The Water
III.  The Land
IV.  Antwerp
V.  The Islands
VI.  The Northeast Passage
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