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作者 Doornbos, Klaas, 1936- author
書名 Stranding van het VOC-schip Amstelveen. English
Shipwreck & survival in Oman, 1763 : the fate of the Amstelveen and thirty castaways on the South Coast of Arabia : based on the notes of Cornelis Eyks / Klaas Doornbos
出版項 Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, [2014]
國際標準書號 9789089648389 (pbk.)
9089648380 (pbk.)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 傅斯年圖書館西文圖書區  G530.E957 D691 2014    在架上    30530001217595
版本 [New edition]
說明 147pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
附註 Maps printed on inside covers
"An earlier edition of this book has been published in 2012"--Title page verso
Includes bibliographical references (pages 145-147)
Translated from the Dutch
In 1763, the Dutch ship Amstelveen set sail from the Dutch East Indies for Muscat, Oman. Through a combination of human error and rough seas, the ship never made it to port, sinking off the southern coast of Oman. The thirty surviving crew members then faced a trek across a desolate desert landscape to Muscat. Drawing on the logbook of Cornelis Eyks, the ship's only surviving officer, Klaas Doornbos tells the story of the men's journey across the Gulf of Oman desert, their encounters with the country's inhabitants, and their struggle to survive. Quoting extensively from Eyks's logbook, Doornbos describes how the sailors, barefoot and almost naked, walked hundreds of miles in the blazing sun in the hope of reaching civilization. Some of the men died on the way, while the fate of others is uncertain. It was not until 1766 that Eyks and the remaining men reached Muscat. Throughout Doornbos uses Eyks's logbook - the oldest remaining European account of the area - to reveal much about the desert coast of Oman and its people
主題 Shipwreck survival -- Arabian Sea
Eyks, Cornelis, -1769
East India Company
Alt Title Shipwreck and Survival in Oman, 1763
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