Auction 129, Lot 799

"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.

Condition: A

Close trimmed. A short binding trim tear, expertly closed on verso. Issued folding, now flattened. Large eagle watermark.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $275

Closed on 9/23/2009