Auction 112, Lot 666

"Vue et Description de Surate et de Batavia", Chatelain, Henry Abraham

Subject: Indonesia and India

Period: 1719 (published)

Publication: Atlas Historique…

Color: Hand Color

8.5 x 14.8 inches
21.6 x 37.6 cm

Attractive sheet with a harbor and town view of Surate, on the northwest coast of India and a bird's-eye city plan of Batavia (Jakarta) present-day capital of Indonesia. Surate was the first English trading post in India and was known as a gold and textile center. Batavia was the capital of the Dutch East Indian trading empire during the period when the Dutch dominated trade from the famous Spice Islands.


Condition: A+

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $190

Closed on 9/28/2005