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Residence of the governor general within the walls of the castle at Batavia

Residence of the governor general within the walls of the castle at Batavia
 
 

View of the inner courtyard of Batavia Castle, where the VOC buildings were located
To the left the residence of the director general is shown, while the residence of the governor general and company offices
the 'gouvernement'
are shown right
In the centre to the rear the castle's chapel may be glimpsed with its classical pillars and coat of arms.
Cf. Westfries Museum, inv. nr. 15241.05
The print in the Atlas Van Stolk, inv. nr. top1037 and Koninklijke Bibliotheek, inv. nr. 388 A 9 deel II, na p. 208 is in black and white, while the print from the Koninklijke Bibliotheek (Atlas van der Hagen, Koninklijke Bibliotheek, The Hague Part 4, inv. nr. 1049B13_29) has been coloured in.

creator Anoniem / Anonymous

(engraver / etcher)

Meurs, Weduwe van Jacob van

(publisher)

period

1682

material paper
category print
technique copperplate printing
inscriptiion

Goevernuers Huys Binnent Kasteel. Anoniem / Anonymous

dimension

30 x 36 cm

number

1049B13_029

owner Koninklijke Bibliotheek
fortification(s) Batavia, kasteel

Person   fortification   house   church / parsonage   banderole / cartouche / ornamentation   government building / residence   survey / view   fauna  

Literature

  • Nieuhof, Joan, Gedenkwaerdige zee- en lantreize (Amsterdam, 1682)
  • Catalogus Tropenmuseum, Wonen in de wijde wereld (Amsterdam, 1964)