Amongst the thousands of books and albums held by the V&A, I have discovered that there is one in particular that I have been searching for. “The True and Perfect Description of Three Voyages, so Strange and Wonderful That the Like Hath Never Been Heard of Before,” was written at the end of the 16th century and relates three attempts by Dutch explorers to reach China via the North East Passage.
Stuart Frost I apologise for the pun at the head of this page! I also apologise for the lateness of this first posting of 2008. However if we were following the old Florentine calendar I’d actually be rather early. I have been reliably informed that in Renaissance Florence the New Year was celebrated on the 25th of March. […]