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Coastline profiles of East Java and Madura


Coastline profiles of East Java and Madura

Jolinck, Heyndrick Dircxz.

Returning to Bantam after travelling back from the Moluccas via Sulawesi, the Amsterdam and the Utrecht reached eastern Java and Madura in early November 1599. Heyndrick Dirrecksen Jolinck, helmsman of the Amsterdam drew various coastal profiles along the route in his journal.

One of the first lands observed was the high land around Panarukan, located in the area of Situbondo. Jolinck drew them as seen at a distance of about 12 miles when it is located in southwest by south direction.

On the right page, he subsequently drew the islands of Bawean, which they referred to as Lubok, as seen at a distance of 4 miles in north-northwest direction. This is followed by a profile of an area west of Tubon which they named Mancalican. It is not entirely clear what area the latter refers to. It is unlikely to be the island of Mandalika, which is referenced further on in the journal. It appears to refer to an area west of Juwana and east of Japara. Jolinck drew the area as seen from 6 miles away in south by east direction. Possibly, the description refers to the mountain Muria.

On the bottom, a profile of Japara at a distance of 3,5 miles southwest of the observer, followed by another profile of The second of the island of Mandalican, which Jolinck notes was so close to the shore of Japara that it was as it was already land.

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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)