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Jacob Le Maire (about 1585 to 1616) was a Dutch mariner, born in Antwerp, who circumnavigated the earth in 1615-16. He discovered the strait between Tierra del Fuego and Staten Island, Argentina; that strait is now named the Le Maire Strait in his honour. He was the first person to round Cape Horn, proving that Tierra del Fuego was not a continent. For other uses, see Antwerp (disambiguation). ... Tierra del Fuego (Spanish: Land of Fire) is an archipelago at the southernmost tip of South America. ... Categories: Stub ... The area around Cape Horn, including the Le Maire Strait. ... Cape Horn from the South. ... Tierra del Fuego (Spanish: Land of Fire) is an archipelago at the southernmost tip of South America. ...


In June 1615 Jacob le Maire and Willem Schouten sailed with two vessels, Eendracht and Hoorn, from Texel in the United Provinces, in command of an expedition whose objective was to evade the trade restrictions of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) by finding a new route to the Pacific and the Spice Islands. They followed the north coasts of New Ireland and New Guinea and visited adjacent islands, including what became known as the Schouten Islands. In 1616 they rounded Cape Horn, which they named for the Hoorn, which was lost in a fire. The Dutch city of Hoorn was also the birthplace of Schouten. Although they had opened an unknown route, the VOC claimed infringement of its monopoly of trade to the Spice Islands. Le Maire and Schouten were arrested and the Eendracht was confiscated in Java. After being released, they returned from Jacatra to Amsterdam; Le Maire died during that journey. Events June 2 - First Récollet missionaries arrive at Quebec City, from Rouen, France. ... Willem Cornelisz Schouten (1567?-1625) was a Dutch navigator. ... This article is about the Dutch island Texel. ... Map of Dutch Republic by Joannes Janssonius United Netherlands redirects here. ... Dutch colonial possessions, with the Dutch East India Company possessions marked in a paler green, surrounding the Indian Ocean plus Saint Helena in the mid-Atlantic. ... For other meanings of Pacific, see Pacific (disambiguation). ... Spice Islands most commonly refers to the Maluku Islands (formerly the Moluccas), which lie on the equator, between the Celebes and the New Guinea islands in what is now Indonesia. ... New Ireland is an island in the Pacific, and the most northeastern province of Papua New Guinea. ... The Schouten Islands are an island group of eastern Indonesia in the southern Pacific Ocean off the northern coast of New Guinea. ... Cape Horn from the South. ... Hoorn is a municipality and a city in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. ... Spice Islands most commonly refers to the Maluku Islands (formerly the Moluccas), which lie on the equator, between the Celebes and the New Guinea islands in what is now Indonesia. ... Java (Indonesian, Javanese, and Sundanese: Jawa) is an island of Indonesia, and the site of its capital city, Jakarta. ... This page is about the capital city of Indonesia. ... Amsterdam Location Flag Country Netherlands Province North Holland Population 742,951(1 January 2005) Coordinates Website www. ...


External links

  • Le Maire reports, on line thanks to: Universit├Ątsbibliothek Bielefeld (original edition from 1621, in Dutch, with 25 original maps from all over the world, 256 pages).
  • Robert Kerr (1824): Voyage round the world, in 1615-1617, by William Cornelison Schouten and Jacques le Maire, going round Cape Horn.

References

  • Dirk J. Barreveld, Tegen de Heeren van de VOC - Isaac Le Maire En De Ontdekking Van Kaap Hoorn, Sdu uitgeverij, 2002

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American Encyclopedia - Le Maire and Schouten - First Voyage Round Cape Horn | encyclopaedic.net (439 words)
Jacob le Maire was appointed principal merchant, and president of the ships; and Wilhelm Schouten, an able seamen, received the charge of patron or master mariner.
The vessels fitted out were the Eendracht, ship of three hundred and sixty tons, nineteen guns, and sixty-five men, and a galliot, named the Horne, of one hundred and ten tons, eight guns and twenty-two men.
The president, Le Maire, and Patron Schouten, sailed in the former the latter was commanded by Jan Schouten, brother to the patron, with Adrian Claesz as merchant.
Jacob Le Maire Information (294 words)
Jacob Le Maire (about 1585 to 1616) was a Dutch mariner, born in Antwerp, who circumnavigated the earth in 1615-16.
In June 1615 Jacob le Maire and Willem Schouten sailed with two vessels, Eendracht and Hoorn, from Texel in the United Provinces, in command of an expedition whose objective was to evade the trade restrictions of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) by finding a new route to the Pacific and the Spice Islands.
Le Maire and Schouten were arrested and the Eendracht was confiscated in Java.
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