Collecting localities




Bensbach, Jacob


(Source: Flora Malesiana ser. 1, 1: Cyclopaedia of collectors)



Resident of Ternate, Moluccas, who made several tours of inspection in the eastern part of the Dutch East Indies; he made collections of living plants.


Collecting localities:1

Dutch New Guinea. 1889. Put into Wandamen Bay (end of July) in the ‘Havik’, to get satisfaction for the menacing attitude of the natives of the Geelvink Bay; before the arrival of the auxiliary troops (Dec. 8), he made a trip to Ansus (S. coast of Japen); Dec. 22 sailing along the W. coast of the Geelvink Bay and going ashore at Wendesi, P. Ro(ö)n, Doré Bay (Jan. 5-11, 1890), leaving the 12th for Ternate-1890. For Jan. see before. Embarking on the ‘Raaf’ (end of May);2 Dobo (P. Wamar, Aroe Isls), sailing on June 9th; P. Adi (11), S. point of Namatote, Koningin Sophie Strait, discovery of Java Bay and Raaf Bay; Bitjura Bay, Kaimana Bay; P. Adi (30); Ambon (July 2). End of July for some days in Geelvink Bay in the ‘Raaf’ and in Oct. in the ‘Havik’ to Wandamen District.-1892. In the ‘Zeemeeuw’ to the W. and S. coast of New Guinea (Apr.-May):3 Gulf of MacCluer (Rumbati and Patipi), kp. Barn (Tagar Tuping) in Kapaúr District, P. Karas. Trip to the Papua Islands and the N. coast of New Guinea (Oct. 10-Nov. 18): Waigeo(u), Waigama, Miso(ö)l, Salawati and along the N. coast of New Guinea as far as Humboldt Bay; Ansus (S. coast of Japen); Dore. In Dec. in the ‘Zeemeeuw’ to Java Creek, Wenerika (S. coast New Guinea).-1893. Ambon (Febr. 12) and from there to Thursday Island for boundary negotiations with Sir W. MacGregor;4 discovery of the Bensbach River; March 5 leaving on the return journey.



Hort. Bog.: plants from New Guinea and P. Tata (Obi Group) (pres. 1889); probably various other consignments, coming from him, inserted under Anonymous.



(1) cf. Wichmann, Entd. Gesch. N.G., in Nova Guinea, under the respective years.

(2) cf. Koloniaal Verslag for 1891, p. 21-23.

(3) cf. l.c. for 1893, p. 28.

(4) cf. Ann. Rep. Br. N.G. for 1892/93, Brisb. 1894, p. 20-21.