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Coastline profile of Buru


Coastline profile of Buru

Laerle, Joris Joostensz.

After winning a naval engagement against the Portuguese at Bantam in early January, the Moluccan fleet of the Fifth Expedition continued to their actual destination: the Moluccan islands of Banda and Ternate. On the way to the Moluccas the ships passed the island Sulawesi and then sailed past the island Lifumatola of the Sula-islands. From there they continued to the island Buru

This drawing was possibly made by Joris Joostensz. Laerle on in the journal of the Gelderland. The text in the first panel says “the island Boero”.

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Sources and literature

Morree, Perry, Dodo's en galjoenen: De reis van het schip Gelderland naar Oost-Indië, 1601-1603