12 October 2017

The Merchant of the Zeehaen

The role of Isaac Gilsemans

Grahame Anderson's "The Merchant of the Zeehaen" (2001) caused a revival in the interest in Tasman's explorations. He clearly demonstrated the importance on Tasman's team: not only the famous commander himself, but his crew of skilled navigators, including Frans Visscher and Isaac Gilsemans.  

For more on his book, click here.