Auction 127, Lot 747

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

Subject: Jakarta, Indonesia

Period: 1750 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
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.

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Condition: A+

A sound sheet with folds as issued.

Estimate: $200 - $275

Sold for: $150

Closed on 2/25/2009

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