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Coastline profile of Ascension


Coastline profile of Ascension

Jolinck, Heyndrick Dircxz.

On its return voyage from Bantam to the Dutch Republic, in early June 1600 the Amsterdam passed the island of Ascencion the Atlantic Ocean. The uninhabited island had been discovered by the Portuguese about a century before, but left unoccupied by them. The helmsman of the Amsterdam, Heyndrick Dirrecksen Jolinck of the Amsterdam drew this coastline profile of the island as seen at about 11 miles distance of the observer.

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Sources and literature

Keuning, De tweede schipvaart der Nederlanders naar Oost-Indië̈ onder Jacob Cornelisz. van Neck en Wybrant Warwijck, 1598-1600 : journalen, documenten en andere bescheiden (1938-1951)