"Carte de l'Ile de Java: Partie Occidentale, Partie Orientale, Dressee Tout Nouvellement sur les Memoires les Plus Exacts...", Chatelain, Henry Abraham
Subject: Java, Indonesia
Period: 1720 (circa)
Publication: Atlas Historique
Color: Hand Color
34 x 14.9 inches
86.4 x 37.8 cm
This important large-scale chart of Java is one of the finest 18th century maps of the island. The map graphically depicts rice fields, mountains, forests, cities, villages and even elephants. A large inset features the important Dutch trading capital of Batavia (present day Jakarta). The superb detail is complemented by an extensive textual description (French) contained in drapery style cartouches and side panels. Two sheets joined as issued, measurement includes the title and text outside the map border.
A sharp impression on clean, bright sheets with the Strasburg Lily and "IV" watermarks. There is minor toning along the edges of the sheets and a small rust spot at bottom left.