"Carte des Environs de Batavia", Bellin/Van Schley
Subject: Jakarta, Indonesia
Period: 1773 (circa)
Publication: Raynal's Atlas Portatif
Color: Hand Color
11 x 7.8 inches
27.9 x 19.8 cm
A lovely view of Batavia, now Jakarta, and the approach from sea. The map illustrates the surrounding fields, including the gardens, fortifications and housing. Several small redoubts protect the city from the interior including Ansjol, Jacatra, Noordwyk and Ankee. A large compass rose at the upper right orients the map, and a delicately engraved title cartouche completes the composition. Dutch title at bottom: Kaart van de Buitenstreeken van Batavia.
Original color on watermarked paper.