Auction 111, Lot 658

"A Plan of the City and Castle of Batavia", Salmon, Thomas

Subject: East Indies - Indonesia

Period: 1735 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

16.5 x 12.7 inches
41.9 x 32.3 cm

Superb, large bird's-eye plan of the city and fortifications of Jakarta, the capital of the Dutch East Indies, based on a similar plan by Bellin. A detailed lettered key identifies the buildings and sites of importance. Several ships and boats are shown in the harbor.


Condition: B

Professionally replaced paper at binding trim and top right corner, which is replaced in a few lines of skillful facsimile.

Estimate: $400 - $450

Sold for: $240

Closed on 6/8/2005