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Thursday, 8 April 2021

Dutch Greenland commandeur Marten Zeeman returned home according to the Dutch newspaper Amsterdamse courant dated 17 August 1720

Harpooned whale trying to escape
Adolf van der Laan after Sieuwert van der Meulen 1720-1730

An item dated Amsterdam, Netherlands 16 August reported the arrival at Texel of commandeurs 2,5 whale 120 quardelen returning from Greenland.(1)

Note

1. Commandeur between 1720-1730, in 1720 for Gysbert de Lange, Rotterdam, Netherlands. Alphabetische naam-lyst van alle de Groenlandsche en Straat-Davidsche Commandeurs die sedert het jaar 1700 op Groenland en sedert het jaar 1719 op de Straat Davis etc. Gerret van Sant. Published by Johannes Enschede, Amsterdam 1770, with hand written note until 1794.

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