Coastline profiles of New Guinea
From 28th April to 6th May 1643 the Zeehaen and Heemskerck of Abel Tasman’s expedition anchored off the coast of the island of Insu Moar, which together with Insumanai forms the Wakde Islands. There they traded items for fresh supplies of bananas and coconuts. Aside from one brief incident, the stay was peaceful and the expedition was able to acquire 6000 coconuts and 100 bunches of bananas.
Isaac Gilsemans, supercargo on board the Zeehaen, is commonly identified of these coastline profiles of the New Guinea coast near Insu Moar in Abel Tasman’s journal.Please contact Nationaal Archief for reuse and copyrights.