Auction 130, Lot 759

"Carte des Environs de Batavia", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Jakarta, Indonesia

Period: 1773 (published)

Publication: Raynal's Atlas Portatif…

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. Several small redoubts protect the city from the interior including Ansjol, Jacatra, Noordwyk and Ankee. 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

Sharp impression, original color and wide original margins with a few minor flaws not affecting the map.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $80

Closed on 12/2/2009

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