"Vue et Description de Surate et de Batavia", Chatelain, Henry Abraham
Subject: Indonesia & India
Period: 1719 (circa)
Publication: Atlas Historique…
Color: Hand Color
8.5 x 14.1 inches
21.6 x 35.8 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.
A crisp impression on a clean, bright sheet of watermarked paper. There are a couple of minute worm holes only visible when held to light.