The Isle of Pines, 1668; An Essay in Bibliography
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from ... Show synopsis 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. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...to know the truth of this bujinefs. I was promifed a Copy of the Letter that came from France, adviftng the difccroery of the Jjland abovefaid, but ifs not yet come to my hand; when it cometh, or any further news abovt this I/land, I Jhall acquaint you with it, Tour Friend and Brother, A. Keek. THE ISLE OF PINES, Discovered Near to the Coaft of Terra Auftralis Incognita, by Henry Cornelius Van Sloetten, in a Letter to a friend in London, declaring the truth of his Voyage to the Eaft Indies. SIR, I Received your Letter of this fecond inftant, wherein you defire me togiveyouafurtheraccountconcerningthe Land of Pines, on which we were driven by diftrefs of Weather the laft Summer, I alfo perufed the Printed Book thereof you fent me, the Copy of which was furreptioufly taken out of my hands, elfe ihould I have given you a more fuller account upon what accafion we came thither, how we were entertained, with fome other circum-2 ftances of note wherein that relation is defective. To fatisfie therefore your defires, I fliall briefly yet fully give you a particular account thereof, with a true Copy of the Relation it felf; defiring you to bear with my blunt Phrafes, as being more a Seaman then a Scholler. April the 26/A 1667. We fet fail from Amflerdam, intending for the Eafl-Indies; our fliip had to name the place from whence we came, the Amflerdam burthen 350. Tun, and having a fair gale of Wind, on the 27 of May following we had a fight of the high Peak oiT'enriffe belonging to the Canaries, we have touched at the Ifland Palma, but having endeavoured it twice, and finding the winds contrary, we fteered on our coufe by the Ifles of Cafe Verd, or Infule Cafitis Viridis, where at St. James's we took in frefli water, with Come few Goats, and Hens, ..