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View of a garden on Jaccatra


View of a garden on Jaccatra

Stade, E. van

View of a garden on Jaccatra, with severlal buildings and a house on stilts. In the foreground centre, a small river.

This is the garden of the Van Hoorn family, which was situated just outside Batavia on the Kali Besar. Joan van Hoorn, who achieved fame as governor general, took this country retreat over from his father. Van Hoorn was active in plant cultivation and research, as well as coffee growing.

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Sources and literature

Jacobs, E., Koopman in Aziƫ (2000)