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Coastline profile of Selayar


Coastline profile of Selayar

Jolinck, Heyndrick Dircxz.

After spending several months at the island of Ternate, the Utrecht and Amsterdam, part of the Tweede Schipvaart, commenced their return voyage to Batavia. The journey proved complicated. Due to unfamiliarity with the region, prevailing winds and currents and lack of reliable maps it took the ships many weeks to navigate the waters east of Sulawesi to find their way towards the island of Buton, which they intended to round before passing through the strait of Selayar towards Java. In late October, they finally passed through this strait and continued towards Madura. This coastline profile drawn by Heyndrick Dirrecksen Jolinck, helmsman of the Amsterdam, shows the island Selayar as one passing into the Strait of Selayar from the east.

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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)