Originally released in 1916, “The Golden Book of the Dutch Navigators” provides an intricate depiction of renowned Dutch explorers, many of whom knowingly sacrificed their lives in pursuit of discovery. Some perished by drowning or dehydration, while others succumbed to freezing temperatures or scorching heat. Cannibalistic tribes of the Pacific Islands even speared a few, using their remains as a meal. For anyone fascinated by navigation and its past, this volume is a must-read and would undoubtedly be an excellent addition to related literary collections. Willem van Loon (1882-1944), a Dutch-American journalist, historian, and accomplished children's author, authored this work. The contents include accounts of navigators such as “Jan Huygen Van Linschoten,” “The Northeast Passage,” “The Tragedy Of Spitzbergen,” “The First Voyage To India—Failure”, “The Second Voyage To India—Success”, “Van Noort Circumnavigates The World”, “The Attack Upon The West Coast Of America”, “The Bad Luck Of Captain Bontekoe”, etc. Other notable works by this author include: “The Story of Mankind” (1921), "The Story of the Bible" (1923), and "Witches and Witch-Finders" (1923). Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this beautiful volume now in an affordable, modern and high-quality edition complete with the original text and artworks."