Auction 125, Lot 810

"Batavia", Bellin/Van Schley

Subject: Jakarta, Indonesia

Period: 1780 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

17.5 x 9 inches
44.5 x 22.9 cm

Superb bird's-eye plan of the city and fortifications of Jakarta, the capital of the Dutch East Indies. A detailed lettered and numbered key identifies the buildings and sites of importance. A few ships and boats are shown in the harbor and traveling in the canals. The Dutch lion with sword and shield sits atop the scale of miles.


Condition: A

A sound sheet with folds as issued and a couple faint creases. The right margin has some soil and there is some paper added to the upper left corner to facilitate framing.

Estimate: $200 - $275


Closed on 9/24/2008