"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.
A sound sheet with folds as issued.