A bound volume kept and illustrated by Rieweert Frerecks, of ships' journals of European and Greenland voyages 1733-1745 on which he was mate or master, with multiple images of the ships, and seals applied throughout. Frerecks was master of Die Hoffnung [a Hamburg merchant ship belonging to Nicolas Gottlieb Luetkens, taken on 23 August 1745 by the privateer Charming Molly, and brought into Deal], and this book came from his personal archive of papers on that ship.
pp0-17: Sun, master Henrich Fraam, with a pen and ink drawing of the ship, and the letters R F on p0. 1733.
pp18-32: Juffrau Marya Cantrina, master Robertus Flasyng, with a drawing of the ship on p18. 1734.
pp33-67: Jonge Pieter, master Ryik Pieterse de Jonge: with a drawing of the ship on p33. 1735-1736.
pp68-85: Fryheyt [Freiheit] van Altona, master Roelef Jansen, Rieweert Freraksen de Yong. 1737.
pp86-104: Jonge Fuss Elisabeth, master Peter Labee: Rieweert Freraksen de Jonge. 1737-1738.
pp105-139: Gaude Kroon, master Hoons Cournelis Strogs: Rieweert Freerecksen, with a drawing of the stern of the ship on p139. 1738.
pp140- 206: Gaude Kroon (or de Var Gulden Kroon), master Rieweert Freerecksen, with a drawing of the ship on p140 and a stylised monogram R with a crown on p177. 1739-1742.