Jacob Le Maire

Jacob Le Maire

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Jacob Le Maire (c. 1585, Antwerp or Amsterdam - December 22, 1616, at sea) was a Dutch mariner who circumnavigated the earth in 1615-16. The strait between Tierra del Fuego and Isla de los Estados was named the Le Maire Strait in his honor, though not without controversy. It was Le Maire himself who proposed to the council aboard Eendracht that the new passage should be called by his name and the council unanimously agreed with Le Maire. The author or authors of THE RELATION took Eendracht captain Schouten's side by proclaiming Our men had each of them three cups of wine in signe of ioy for our good hap ... [and the naming of] the Straights of Le Maire, although by good right it should rather have been called Willem Schouten Straight, after our Masters Name, by whose wise conduction and skill in sayling, the same was found.show more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 150g
  • Dict
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6135945890
  • 9786135945898