Auction 124, Lot 681

"Carte des Environs de Batavia", Bellin/Van Schley

Subject: Jakarta, Indonesia

Period: 1750 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

11 x 7.8 inches
27.9 x 19.8 cm

A lovely view of Batavia, now Jakarta, and the approach from sea. The map illustrates the surrounding fields, including the gardens, fortifications and housing. There is a fort at the right of the map named Jacatra. A large compass rose at the upper right orients the map, and a delicately engraved title cartouche completes the composition.


Condition: A+

A sound sheet with folds as issued.

Estimate: $200 - $275


Closed on 5/7/2008