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Hoedaanig de Hollanders in de Jaaren 1596, en 1597, in Nova Zembla hebben overwintert

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: engraving
Maker: unknown
Place made: Netherlands
Date made: 1600-1750
Materials: ink; laid paper
Measurements: 10 1/2 in x 13 1/2 in
Nomenclature: historical
Classification: whales

Set of four images showing scenes from Gerrit de Veer's account of the Dutch expedition to Nova Zemblya in 1596-7, during which their ships were frozen in the ice and they were forced to spend the winter ("overwinterten") there. Clockwise from top left, the images depict a man being mauled by a polar bear, stretching out his arm in supplication to a comrade who seems about to run away; a galleon shipwrecked on the ice as men roll barrels of supplies out of the ship and across the ice; ships' boats by the ice full of goods with men unloading them; a group of men cutting up a bear as another bear approaches a wooden fortification in the background.