HUDSON, HENRY.  British navigator who, sailing under the flag of the Dutch, ventured into the New World in search of a sea passage to China. This proved nonexistent, but in the process, he explored the length of the river that would later be named in his honor. From Henry Hudson the Navigator: The Original Documents in Which His Career Is Recorded, Collected, Partly Translated, and Annotated, with an introduction by Georg Michael Asher. London, Elibron Classic series © 2005. Adamant Media Corporation. This edition is an unabridged facsimile of the edition published in 1860 by the Hakluyt Society, London.