Auction 102, Lot 486

"Der Hollaendisch - Ostindianischen Compagnie Weltberuhmte Haupt-Handels unds Niederlags-Stadt Batavia, in Asien…", Homann Heirs

Subject: East Indies - Jakarta

Period: 1733 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
21.5 x 18 inches
54.6 x 45.7 cm

Terrific plan of the city of Batavia surrounded by views of the area and peoples. Includes a key to 55 important buildings and places and inset views showing the city, Rathaus and Castle. Embellished with other views depicting the people of Java and the Ambones, ships, animals and more. Much of the information is derived from Johann Nieuhoff's map and illustrations.

References:

Condition: C

Beautiful impression. A few tears (mostly marginal), all with old paper repairs on verso that should be replaced. Soft creases at centerfold.

Estimate: $1,200 - $1,600

Sold for: $700

Closed on 3/5/2003

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