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Auction 159, Lot 666

"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
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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.


Condition: A+

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.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $120

Closed on 9/14/2016