Auction 126, Lot 745

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

Subject: Indonesia, Jakarta

Period: 1773 (published)

Publication: Atlas Portatif…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
11 x 8 inches
27.9 x 20.3 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.

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Condition: A+

Fine original color.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $120

Closed on 12/3/2008

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