Gerrit de Veer
(approx. 1570 - after 1598)


The Dutch navigator, who participated in the third voyage of Willem Barents (1596), aimed at finding the Northern Sea Route. De Veer kept a diary of the expedition and in 1597 became the first person to observe and describe the effect of Novaya Zemlya, as well as the first Western European to observe hypervitaminosis A caused by eating a polar bear liver.
The mountain between the glaciers of Sverdrup and North Franklin in the north-west of the Land of Gustav V, the island of Northeastern Land, Spitsbergen. The coordinates are 80° 05.0'N    19° 40.0'E.

 

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