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Bird's eye view map of Batavia


Bird's eye view map of Batavia

Chesne, Mattheus du

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, 3597/3 and Maritiem Museum, MMPH-WAE681.

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