Antique Print of Batavia by Meyer (c.1840)



Description: Antique print titled ‘Batavia’. Steel engraving of Batavia (Jakarta), Indonesia. Originates from ‘Meyers Universum’.


Artists and Engravers: Joseph Meyer (May 9, 1796 – June 27, 1856) was a German industrialist and publisher, most noted for his encyclopedia, Meyers Konversations-Lexikon. Meyer operated very successfully as a publisher, employing a system of serial subscription to publications, which was new at that time. To this end he founded a company, Bibliographisches Institut, in Gotha in 1826. It published several editions of the Bible, works of classical literature (‘Miniatur-Bibliothek der deutschen Classiker’, ‘Groschen-Bibliothek’), atlases, the world in pictures on steel engravings (‘Meyers Universum’, 1833–61, 17 volumes in 12 languages with 80,000 subscribers all over Europe), and an encyclopaedia.

  • Date: c.1840
  • Overall size: 21.5 x 15 cm.
  • Image size: 15.5 x 10 cm.
  • Condition: Good, age-related toning. Minor wear, blank verso. Please study image carefully.
  • Purchase code: BG-10135