"De Nieuwe Poort", Nieuhoff, Johann
Subject: Jakarta, Indonesia
Period: 1682 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
13.8 x 10.5 inches
35.1 x 26.7 cm
This is a fabulous view of one of the gates in Batavia. Nieuhoff accompanied a delegation of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) to the Emperor of China between 1655 to 1658. After his return he published his journals and provided the European public with one of the first richly illustrated books describing the exotic Orient.
There are a couple of repairs on the centerfold.