"A Plan of the City and Castle of Batavia", Moll, Herman
Subject: Jakarta, Indonesia
Period: 1724-38 (published)
Color: Hand Color
16.5 x 12.7 inches
41.9 x 32.3 cm
Superb, large bird's-eye plan of the city and fortifications of Jakarta, the capital of the Dutch East Indies, based on a similar plan by Bellin. The detailed key identifies the buildings and sites of importance, 48 in total. In the harbor are three ships including a three-masted warship. In "The Great River" are two smaller sailing boats. Published in London in Thomas Salmon's Modern History: or the Present State of All Nations … Illustrated with Cuts and Maps accurately Drawn … by Herman Moll.
References: Shirley (BI) G.Salm-1a #6.
Close trimmed. A short binding trim tear, expertly closed on verso. Issued folding, now flattened. Large eagle watermark.