"Vue et Description de Surate et de Batavia", Chatelain, Henry Abraham
Subject: Indonesia & India
Period: 1708 (published)
Publication: Atlas Historique
Color: Hand Color
8.4 x 14.2 inches
21.3 x 36.1 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 bright sheet with an "IV" watermark, a chip at top left, and light toning and foxing along the edges of the sheet.