Aa, Pieter van der

1719

Antique City Plan of Batavia or Jakarta, Indonesia

Plan de Batavia

DESCRIPTION: Antique Dutch map of the village of "Batavia" or Jakarta, Indonesia. Jakarta was the de facto capital of the Dutch East Indies, formed from the nationalized colonies of the Dutch East India Company (VOC), which came under the administration of the Dutch government in 1800.

Forty-one notable locations are identified numerically on this fine copper-plate engraved plan and are explained in a large table at bottom right. These important locations include defensive positions, churches, and maritime related sites such as:
  • le Fort
  • Redoute d' Amsterdam
  • Bastion le Saphir
  • Reduit de Nassau
  • le Werf Place aux Ancres
  • Grande Riviere
  • le Canal
  • l'Eglise des Portugais
  • Marche au poissons
  • le Hospital
On a much larger sheet of antique chain-laid paper measuring 19" W x 15" H.

Pieter van der Aa (1659 - 1733) was a Dutch publisher working in Leiden during the early eighteenth century. He is best known for publishing maps and atlases, though he also printed pirated editions of foreign bestsellers and illustrated volumes. From "Nouvel atlas...contenant les principales cartes géographiques dressées suivant les nouvelles observations de Mr. de l'Académie royale des sciences" published in 1714 from Leiden by Van der Aa. Plate number or notation in manuscript at bottom left.

CREATOR: Aa, Pieter van der

PUBLICATION DATE: 1719

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: Indonesia

BODY OF WATER: Java Sea

CONDITION: Very good.  On strong chain-laid paper. Slight uniform, pleasing age-toning. Very wide margins. Repaired marginal tear well from image.

COLORING: None.

ENGRAVER: 

SIZE: 10 " x 8 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 9

PRICE: $365


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