Secondhand. Very good condition. Minimal wear to book corners and edges. Dust jacket has light creasing at top edge and at spine. Binding and interior are also very good.
In 1629 the Dutch East India Company lost its flagship Batavia on a coral reef of the coast of Western Australia.
Historian Philippe Godard became fascinated with the story of the Batavia and this book is the result of four years of his intensive research in European, South African and Australian archives. This highly illustrated book is exacting in its factualness.
Includes a facsimile of The Disastrous Voyage of the Ship Batavia, Headed for the East Indies, Under the Command of Francoys Pelsaert, Shipwrecked on Frederik Houtman's Abrolhos. October 1628. Translated to English in 1897.