Antique print titled ‘La ville de Batavie. De Stadt Batavia. Chateau de Batavia. ‘t Casteel van Batavia’. Antique print with a view on the city of Djakarta, Indonesia.Â Below, a view from the sea on the Castle of Batavia with its ramparts.Â Several ships are depicted. This print originates from an edition of ‘Gezandtschap der Nederlandtsche Oost-Indische Compagnie (..)’.
Johan / Jan / Johannes Nieuhof / Nieuhoff / Neuhof (1618-1672) was a Dutch traveler who wrote about his journeys to Brazil, China and India.Â Johan Nieuhof was born in Uelsen, Germany, of which his father (originally from Zwolle) was mayor. Nieuhof left for Brazil in 1640 as a reserve officer-candidate – from then on, barring two short family visits in 1658 and 1671, he spent all the rest of his life abroad. After an adventurous career in the service of the Dutch East India Company (or VOC) – between 1660 and 1667 he occupied posts in India and on Ceylon – he then lived in Batavia until 1670. He then disappeared without trace on Madagascar, traveling in a sloop from which he had landed to seek drinking water.
Condition: Very good, please study image carefully.
Overall size: 47 x 35.5 cm (including passe-partout)
Image size:Â 29 x 18 cm.
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