C1771

A Plan of the City of Batavia (Jakarta)

Mapmaker:

John Andrews (1766 - 1798)

Fully hand coloured plan of Batavia with a key listing places of interest in the city including the “Governor’s House,” the “Lodgings for the Counsels of India” and various fortifications. In 1619, Jan Pieterszoon Coen, the then Governor-General of the … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

A Plan of the City of Batavia (Jakarta)

Date:

C1771

Mapmaker:

John Andrews (1766 - 1798)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

250mm 
x 190mm
AUTHENTICITY
A Plan of the City of Batavia (Jakarta) - Antique Print from 1771

Genuine antique
dated:

1771

Description:

Fully hand coloured plan of Batavia with a key listing places of interest in the city including the “Governor’s House,” the “Lodgings for the Counsels of India” and various fortifications.

In 1619, Jan Pieterszoon Coen, the then Governor-General of the
Moluccas for the Dutch East India Company (VOC), established Batavia as
the Company’s headquarters. The VOC had prospered from its monopoly of
the lucrative spice trade and this success was reflected in the houses
and lifestyle of the company’s governors in Batavia.

From Andrews’s ‘A collection of plans of the capital cities of Europe, and some remarkable cities in Asia, Africa & America.

Biography:

John Andrews (1766 – 1798)

Surveyor, cartographer, map seller and engraver of London. This early town plan is from his A collection of plans of the capital cities of Europe, and some remarkable cities in Asia, Africa & America: with a description of their most remarkable buildings, trade, situation, extent. Andrews’ superbly engraved and embellished series of town plans are usually found issued uncoloured, this set however has FULL ORIGINAL HAND COLOURING. We have not been able to locate another set with hand colouring such as ours, so it’s probable that this set was either coloured by the publisher from specific request from a purchaser, or the purchaser had it coloured after publication.

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