Auction 145, Lot 732

"Plan de la Ville et du Chateau de Batavia pour Servir a l'Histoire Generale des Voyages", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Jakarta, Indonesia

Period: 1750 (dated)

Publication: L'Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Black & White

Size:
11.7 x 8.5 inches
29.7 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, trees, and a compass rose, which orients the plan with north to the right. This map was published in Antoine Francois Prevost d'Exiles' influential collection of travel narratives, L'Histoire Generale des Voyages. Engraved by Guillaume Dheulland.

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Condition: B+

Issued folding with light offsetting.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $100

Closed on 6/12/2013

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