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


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

Meurs, Weduwe van Jacob van

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, BW 11 and the polychrome engraving in: Koninklijke Bibliotheek, Atlas van der Hagen Part 4, inv. nr. 1049B13_022

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Sources and literature

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