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Auction 184, Lot 691

"Plan de Batavia", Fer, Nicolas de

Subject: Jakarta, Indonesia

Period: 1696 (circa)

Publication: Les Forces de l' Europe…

Color: Black & White

11.5 x 6.3 inches
29.2 x 16 cm
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Charming bird's-eye plan of the city of Batavia (Jakarta), the Dutch colonial capital. The chart is oriented with north to the lower right by a simple compass rose. The title and key cartouche appears in drape form, and identifies 41 locations. Published by Nicolas de Fer, Geographer at Louis XIV's court, and one of the most prolific publishers of plans of European cities in the late seventeenth century.

References: Pollak p. 40.

Condition: B+

On watermarked paper with a faint dampstain in approximately the top third of the image.

Estimate: $95 - $120

Sold for: $55

Closed on 9/15/2021