Auction 145, Lot 731

"[Lot of 5] A Plan of the City and Castle of Batavia [and] Topasses and Mardikers at Batavia [and] A Javanese Man and Woman [and] Merchant of Java. Malayan & his Wide as Habited at Batavia [and] Oran=Ootan. The Hooded Serpent. An Ape of Java", Moll, Herman

Subject: Jakarta, Indonesia

Period: 1745 (circa)

Publication: Salmon's Modern History

Color: Black & White

Size:
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A. A Plan of the City and Castle of Batavia (10.8 x8.5"). 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.

In addition to the plan, there are four engravings depicting the natives of the region including:

B. Topasses and Mardikers at Batavia (9.0 x 6.1").
C. A Javanese Man and Woman (9.0 x 6.3").
D. Merchant of Java. Malayan & his Wife as Habited at Batavia (9.1 x 6.2").
E. Oran=Ootan. The Hooded Serpent. An Ape of Java (8.6 x 5.8").

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

Condition: B+

There are a few minor spots in the images and light soiling confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $350 - $450

Unsold

Closed on 6/12/2013

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