(Map of Jakarta) Batavia: Siege of 1629 (1754)

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(Map of Jakarta) Batavia: Siege of 1629 (1754)

S$280.00

Title: Batavia: Assiegé en 1629

Size: App 38cm x 30cm (without mount), app 50 cm by 38 cm (mounted on white boards)

Publishing details: Drawn by Bellin, engraved by van Schley, most probably published in Histoire générale des voyages in 1754.

Condition: Very good. One or two spots of foxing, very faint.

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Description

A plan of Jakarta (Batavia) during the siege of 1629, a military campaign led by Sultan Agung of Mataram to capture the Dutch port-settlement of Batavia in Java.

This plan of Batavia was published circa 1754, and was drawn by French geographer Jacques Nicolas Bellin, one of the most renowned mapmakers of the time. This map was probably taken from Prevost’s Histoire générale des voyages, published between 1746-1759.