Clock and gunpowder horn

anonymous, c. 1590 - c. 1596, mechanical clock, NG-NM-7687

In 1596, Willem Barentsz, Jacob van Heemskerck and fifteen others spent the winter in an improvised shelter on the island of Nova Zembla off the north coast of Russia. Confined to their hut in the middle of the Polar winter, the men had no sense of night or day. A clock on the wall told the time,…

Tocht naar Nova Zembla in 1596

Jan Luyken, 1681, print, RP-P-1896-A-19368-222

De tocht naar Nova Zembla in 1596

Jan Luyken, 1730, print, RP-P-OB-44.122

Overwintering op Nova Zembla,…

Jan Luyken, 1682, print, RP-P-1896-A-19368-67

Aankomst van de zeven schepen bij…

anonymous, after Gerrit de Veer, 1615 - 1617, print, RP-P-OB-80.202

De ontmoeting met de bemanning van…

anonymous, after Gerrit de Veer, 1615 - 1617, print, RP-P-OB-80.225

Gevecht met de ijsbeer, 1596

anonymous, after Gerrit de Veer, 1615 - 1617, print, RP-P-OB-80.206

Drie ijsberen bij het vastgelopen…

anonymous, after Gerrit de Veer, 1615 - 1617, print, RP-P-OB-80.211

De sloepen worden te water gelaten,…

anonymous, after Gerrit de Veer, 1615 - 1617, print, RP-P-OB-80.220