A Dutch Castaway on Ascension Island in 1725
Lulu.com, 13 set 2010 - 180 pagine
On 5 May 1725 a Dutch ship's officer, Leendert Hasenbosch, was set ashore on the desert island of Ascension in the South Atlantic Ocean, as a punishment for sodomy. He tried to survive on turtles and birds but found very little water on the barren island. He wrote a diary. He probably died after about half a year. In January 1726 British mariners found his tent, diary and other things and brought the diary to England. In 1726 a first English version of the diary of the Dutch castaway was published. Other versions followed in 1728, 1730 and 1976. Who was the castaway? The truth was disclosed by the Dutch historian Michiel Koolbergen (1953-2002), in a posthumously published book in Dutch. With the support of Michiel Koolbergen's family and publisher, this new book discloses the truth in English. This book is the second edition, with some improvements compared to the original edition of 2006. This book is illustrated with line drawings, both historic ones and by the Dutch artist Anneke de Vries.
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Myth or Reality?
Life of Leendert Hasenbosch Prior to
Leendert Hasenbosch on Ascension
A Summary of the Castaways Stay
British Publishers Print Three
Various Publications About the Dutch
The VOC and the Detestable Crime of Sodomy
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18th century Almighty Amsterdam apparitions Ascension Island Ashmoles Ashton August Authentick Relation Batavia birds boiled boobies bookkeeper boys British Capetown Captain castaway’s Chapter chickpeas Clarence Bay Cochin Compton Dampier’s Cave Dampier’s Drip Deadman’s Beach Defoe Defoe’s drank Duff Hart-Davis Dutch castaway Dutch Robinson East India English entries fowls eggs goats God’s guilders hatchet Heaven Exemplify’d hill Ibid island of Ascension James and Mary January July June killed Koolbergen’s book Leendert Hasenbosch London Long Beach look marooned Michiel Koolbergen morning Nowadays Portuguese Prattenburg published purslane rice RMS Saint Helena Roatan Island Robinson Crusoe rock sailors Saint Helena salary logs samurin seabirds Selkirk sentence September 1725 ships shore Sodomy Punish’d 1726 soldiers Sooty Terns South Atlantic island Staten-Generaal stayed Stedson Stroud story strand tent Text of Sodomy took turtles United Provinces Vengeance of Heaven versions VOC-employees VOC-ship voyage walked William Dampier wrote