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Map and scenes of Batavia with various surrounding forts

Map and scenes of Batavia with various surrounding forts
 
 

A bird's eye view map of Batavia encircled by four different city scenes. The city of Batavia and its surrounding forts is depicted as well as several ships in the harbour. The key is situated top left, out to sea, while a written description of the city is rendered top right.
The city scenes comprise:
Top right: Das Rath-Haus.
Centre right: Prospect des Castels von innen, mit des Herrn Gouverneur-Generals Bewohnung.
Bottom centre: Prospect von Batavia; a view of the city from the sea with several vessels in the foreground. The image is flanked by natives and wild animals and accompanied by a key underneath. The key reads a-g and the points named are: Seeburg, Groningen, Bast. Cuylenburg.
Centre left: Prospect der Stadt Batavia von der Morgen Seite anzusehen.
Key upper left: A-I, a-z, aa, bb, 1-20
Identical with the coloured engravings RP-P-1911-211, RP-P-1921-877, AVS3572.

creator Homännischen Erben (firm of mapmakers)

(land surveyor / mapmaker)

Homann, Johann Baptist

(publisher)

period

1733

material

paper

category print
technique

engraving

inscriptiion

Der Hollaendisch-Ostindanischen Compagnie Weltberühmte Haupt-Handels und Niederlags-Stadt Batavia, in Asien auf dem grossen eyland Iava in dem Konigreich Iacatra Nord-Westlich gelegen, nach ihrem Grund-Ris und Prospect mit Erlauterung einiger ihrer besondersten Merkwurdigkeiten, auf das accurateste vorgestellet von Homännischen Erben. Nurnberg Anno 1733. Cum Privilegio Sac: Caes. Maj. Homännischen Erben (firm of mapmakers)

dimension

47,5 x 55 cm

number

top1028

owner Atlas Van Stolk
location(s) Jakarta Ancol
fortification(s) Angke, fort Batavia, kasteel Jacatra, fort Noordwijk, fort Rijswijk, fort (II) Vijfhoek, fort

Person   fortification   ship / vessel   survey / view   fauna   anchorage / pier / harbour   estate / plantation   church / parsonage  

Literature

  • Brommer, B., Historische plattegronden van Nederlandse steden (Alphen aan de Rijn, 1992)