Auction 137, Lot 768

"Plan de la Ville et du Chateau de Batavia…", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Jakarta, Indonesia

Period: 1750 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

11.8 x 8.5 inches
30 x 21.6 cm

Handsome bird's-eye plan of the city and fortifications of Jakarta, the capital of the Dutch East Indies. A detailed lettered and numbered key identifies the buildings and sites of importance. Charming layout includes fields and trees, and a compass rose, which orients the plan with north to the right, completes the composition. Engraved by Guillaume Dheulland.


Condition: A

Issued folded. Light toning along sheet edges and some faint damp stains in blank margins.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $160

Closed on 9/14/2011