View of the island of Onrust near Batavia
Backhuijsen, Ludolf / Storck, Abraham
View of the island of Onrust near Batavia.
Shown on the left are workers, probably slaves, carrying out maintenance work to the ship's hull, otherwise known as 'kalefateren'
To the right vessels head for the mooring quay, which is equipped with a crane for loading and unloading goods.
The roofs of the warehouses protrude above the surrounding wall. A Dutch step gable marks the residence of the most senior company official: the 'Baas van Onrust' or 'Baas van de timmerlieden'. (The boss of Onrust or the carpenters' boss). The two windmills are both for sawing timber; it was here they sawed the wood needed for ship repairs.Please contact Amsterdam Museum for reuse and copyrights.