Hamel and his mates were surprised at the fact that
another Dutch, Park Yeon(Weltevree) was shipwrecked
in Joseon in 1627 and came Jeju-do from Seoul to interpret.
They might be moved to meet a compatriot in a faraway
foreign land, but Park Yeon(Weltevree) might be overwhelmed
with seeing compatriots 27 years after the shipwreck
¡ºJiyeongrok¡» and ¡ºThe Journal
of Hendrick Hamel¡»wrote their meeting in detail.
Look at the record of ¡ºHyojong
Sill¡», ¡ºHyojong Silok¡».
- ¡ºHyojong Sillok¡», August in the 4th year of King Hyojong,
According to Jeju Moksa Lee Won-jin,
a strange ship was broken in the south of Jeju-do and
drifted ashore. He sent Daejeong-hyeongam Gwon Geuk-jo
and Pangwan Noh Jeong to inquire about them.
They only could confirm that a ship was overturned and
38 were survivors. They did not know where they came
from. They had difficulty of communication becausethey
spoke different language.
Things carried in a shipwrecked ship were mostly medical
stuff or buckskin: elecampane (94 bracts), borneol (4
jars), and buckskin (27,000).
The shipwrecked people had blue eyes, high noses, gold
hair, and short beards. Some had only mustaches without
whiskers. They wore long clothes touching a thigh. The
lower ends of clothes branched off into four. Collars
and sleeves were connected with string and pants were
pleated like a skirt.
We had a person speaking Japanese ask, 'Are you Christian
in the West?'. They answered 'Yaya'. They called our
country Corea; this land, Ojildo; China, Daemyeong or
Daebang; the northwest, Daldan; and due east, Japan
or Nangasackij. They wanted to go to Nangasackij.
The Court ordered them to go up to Seoul.
Because Dutch Park Yeon(Weltevree) agreed that they
were "Dutch", they entered Hullyeondogam and
most of them were good at dealing with firearms. Some
played the bamboo flute or some danced, shaking their