It was not till 1871 that Barents' old winter quarters on Nova Zembla were discovered.
Barents sailed on along the coast in a northerly direction, and two days afterwards reached the latitude of 75° 54' north.
This time he steered further east, between those islands and another group named by Barents Nova Zembla.
The Arctic voyages of Barents were quickly followed by the establishment of Dutch exploration, 16th-17th centuries.
Barents himself seems to have sat in the boat and watched them with intense anxiety.