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View of the Tijgersgracht (Tiger's Canal) on Batavia

View of the Tijgersgracht (Tiger's Canal) on Batavia
 
 

View of the Tijgersgracht on Batavia.
de Tygers Graft op Batavia
Bottom centre: Tygers Graft
Top right: 199.
In the mid-17th century the Tijgersgracht revelled in the reputation of being the most picturesque of Batavia's fifteen inner canals. Lining the canal were the houses and buildings of the leading families of the city.
Compare this with the drawing by Johannes Rach in the National Library of Indonesia, inv.nr. BW 11 and the polychrome engraving in: Koninklijke Bibliotheek, Atlas van der Hagen Part 4, inv. nr. 1049B13_022

creator Meurs, Weduwe van Jacob van

(publisher)

period

ca. 1682

material

paper

category print
technique

copperplate printing

inscriptiion

de Tygers Graft op Batavia Meurs, Weduwe van Jacob van

dimension

28,5 x 36,5 cm

number

388 A 9 deel II, na p. 198

owner Koninklijke Bibliotheek
location(s) Jakarta

survey / view   banderole / cartouche / ornamentation   house   Person   Asians, Africans & Americans   European   ship / vessel   bridge  

Literature

  • Nieuhof, Joan, Gedenkwaerdige zee- en lantreize (Amsterdam, 1682)