"Idee de l'Isle de Java Tiree des Manuscrits Hollandois pour Servir a l'Histoire Generale des Voyages", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
Subject: Java, Indonesia
Period: 1760 (circa)
Publication: Prevost's Histoire Generale Des Voyages
Color: Hand Color
16.9 x 8 inches
42.9 x 20.3 cm
This well engraved and attractive chart of the island shows all principal harbors and coastal details, plus rivers, mountains, volcanoes, bays, settlements, villages, and political districts. It locates Batavia (Jakarta) and includes Madura Island, most of Bali, the Sunda Strait with the Krakatau Islands, and the southeastern tip of Sumatra. The island is divided into provinces and the kingdoms of Bantam, Jacatra, Tsieribon, and Gressic. Decorated with a very fancy rococo-style title cartouche and rhumb lines with fleur-de-lys. At lower right, outside neatline, is "Tome VIII. No. Ire."
A nice impression issued folding, now flat, on watermarked paper with a couple negligible spots and hinge tape on verso.