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Map of the coast of Jacatra


Map of the coast of Jacatra

Laerle, Joris Joostensz.

After spending several months at the Banda islands, the Moluccan fleet of the Fifth Expedition returned to Java in June 1602, which they reached in July after sailing through the Strait of Selayar. From 7 July to 13 July they stayed at the city of Tuban. They handed the king gifts from Stadholder Maurits and tried to establish diplomatic relations. They then sailed on to Banten, passing by Jacatra on their way. This depiction of Jacatra and surrounding areas was made by Joris Joostensz. Laerle in the journal of the Gelderland. The text says that this shows the anchorage at Jacatra when one is anchored there. The text on the right says that there lies the freshwater river where the Dutch collected water.

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Sources and literature

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