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Auction 142, Lot 664

"A Plan of the City and Castle of Batavia", Moll, Herman

Subject: Jakarta, Indonesia

Period: 1745 (circa)

Publication: Modern History

Color: Black & White

10.8 x 8.5 inches
27.4 x 21.6 cm
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A finely engraved 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. A detailed key at the bottom right identifies the buildings and sites of importance. In the harbor are three ships including a three-masted warship, and 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.

References: cf Shirley (BL-Atlas) G.SALM-1c #6.

Condition: A

A fine impression with a few faint stains in bottom left corner.

Estimate: $200 - $240

Sold for: $275

Closed on 11/28/2012