Coastline profiles of Kabaena, Buton and the Tukang Besi archipelago, Sulawesi
Jolinck, Heyndrick Dircxz.
On their way to the Moluccas four ships of the Tweede Schipvaart sailed past Madura, towards the Strait of Selayar at southwestern Sulawesi and then set course towards the island of Buton. Before encountering that island, they sighted the smaller island of Kabaena. After passing south of Kabaena, the ships passed between Buton and the small island Batu Ata and sailed northeast towards the opening between Buton and the Tukang Besi Archipelago. This archipelago was mistaken by Heyndrick Dirrecksen Jolinck, helmsman of the Amsterdam, to be one island which he named Kadeipa or ‘Tikabesse Kadeipa’, likely conflating the name of the archipelago with that of one of its principal islands, Kaledupa. He mentions that the king of Buton also rules over this ‘island’.
The first and second profiles on the left page show the island of Kabaena. These are followed by four profiles of Buton, one on the lower left page and three more on the right. This is followed by the ‘island’ of Tikabesse Kadeipa’ as observed by Jolinck at 2 miles distance when it is located to the northeast. He mentions its people as ‘very wild’. The final panel shows a subsequent little island saw.Please contact Nationaal Archief for reuse and copyrights.