Auction 139, Lot 651

"Vue et Description de Surate et de Batavia", Chatelain, Henry Abraham

Subject: Indonesia and India

Period: 1717 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Historique…

Color: Black & White

8.5 x 14.8 inches
21.6 x 37.6 cm

Attractive sheet with a harbor and town view of Surate on the northwest coast of India, and a bird's-eye city plan of Batavia (Jakarta) present-day capital of Indonesia. Surate was the first English trading post in India and was known as a gold and textile center. Batavia was the capital of the Dutch East Indian trading empire during the period when the Dutch dominated trade from the famous Spice Islands.


Condition: B+

A few faint spots and some soiling in top blank margin.

Estimate: $110 - $150

Sold for: $80

Closed on 2/15/2012