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Bird's eye view map of Batavia

Bird's eye view map of Batavia

A city map of Batavia in bird's eye view with the sea shown left. Top the title is depicted in the scroll, to the right the key and bottom an inset showing a view of the city
In the sea various vessels are depicted flying the Dutch flag. The map shows buildings, forts, houses, canals and gardens
Flanking the scroll on the right is a lion with a scimitar bearing aloft a shield showing the image of a sword
The inset shows Batavia with mountains in the background and, positioned prominently in the foreground, the castle. Topping the inset is a scale expressed in Rhenish Rods
Key: A-IInt Casteel; a-z Oostsy der Stadt; 1-21 Westsy der Stadt
The points and bastions listed in the key are: Punt Diamant, Punt Robyn, Punt de Parel, Punt Safier, Punt Amsterdam, Punt Middelburg, Punt Delft, Punt en Poort Rotterdam, Punt Gelderlant, Punt Orangien, Nieuwe Poort, Punt Hollandia, Punt Grimbergen, Punt Diest, Punt Nassouw, Punt Zelandia, Punt Uytrecht, Punt Westfrieslandt, Punt Overyssel, Punt Groningen, Punt Zeeburch, Punt Cuylenburch, 't Viercant, redoute Buyren
Cf. Atlas van Stolk, inv.nr 3597/3 and Maritiem Museum, inv.nr. MMPH-WAE681.

creator Chesne, Mattheus du

(engraver / etcher)


anno 1652



category print



Waere affbeeldinge wegens het Casteel ende Stadt Batavia, gelegen opt groot Eylant Java anno 1652 Chesne, Mattheus du


41 x 52 cm



owner Westfries Museum
fortification(s) Batavia, kasteel

building   ship / vessel   compass / dial   church / parsonage   banderole / cartouche / ornamentation   fortification   survey / view   key   Map/Chart/Plan   bird's-eye view / elevation   elevation / bird's-eye view