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Coastline profiles of the surroundings of Jacatra and Bantam


Coastline profiles of the surroundings of Jacatra and Bantam

Jolinck, Heyndrick Dircxz.

In mid-November 1599, returning to Bantam after travelling back from the Moluccas, the Amsterdam and the Utrecht passed Krawang and Jacatra, which in the future would become Batavia and the Indonesian capital of Jakarta. Heyndrick Dirrecksen Jolinck, helmsman of of the Amsterdam, drew these two coastal profiles of the area in his journal.

On the left page, the region around Jacatra as seen at about 4 miles distance in roughly southwest direction.

On the right page, a profile of ‘the river of Jacatra’. Although Jolinck identifies this river as the Ciunjung or river of Pontang, according to J. Keuning this is most likely the Cisadane river.

On the bottom right, a profile of what Jolinck calls the 'mountain of Bantam' (most likely the mountain range to its northwest).

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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)