Antique Print of Surate and a plan of Batavia by Chatelain (1719)



Description: Antique print titled ‘Vue et Description de Surate et de Batavia’. Attractive view of the town and harbor of Surate on the northwest coast of India, and a bird’s-eye city plan of Batavia (Jakarta) present-day capital of Indonesia. Surate was the first English trading post in India and was known as a gold and textile center. Batavia was the capital of the Dutch East Indian trading empire during the period when the Dutch dominated trade from the famous Spice Islands. Originates from Chatelain’s monumental seven volume ‘Atlas Historique’.


Artists and Engravers: Henri Abraham Chatelain (1684-1743), his father Zacharie Chatelain (d.1723) and Zacharie Junior (1690-1754), worked as a partnership publishing the Atlas Historique, Ou Nouvelle Introduction A L’Histoire under several different Chatelain imprints, depending on the Chatelain family partnerships at the time of publication.

  • Date: 1719
  • Overall size: 26 x 44 cm.
  • Image size: 22 x 37.5 cm.
  • Condition: Good, general age-related toning. Please study image carefully.
  • Purchase code: BGJC-0010