Bataviae / Batavia – De Bruyn (c.1714-1715)


An old print view of Batavia by Cornelis de Bruyn in the middle of 18th century.

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Antique print titled ‘Batavie’ by Dutch artist, Cornelis de Bruijn, also spelled Cornelis de Bruyn (1652-1726) .

This print shows a scene of Batavia shore with Muria mountains on the back in the north coast of Java, Indonesia. Originates from ‘Cornelis de Bruins Reizen over Moskovie, door Persie en Indie (..)’, issued in 1714.

Cornelis de Bruijn or Cornelius de Bruyn (1652 – 1726) was a Dutch artist and traveler. He made two large tours and published illustrated books with his observations of people, buildings, plants and animals. Best known as a landscape artist, Le Bruyn travelled widely from a young age to Vienna, on to Rome then to Smyrna, Constantinople, Egypt, Jerusalem, Syria, Lebanon, and Turkey. Everywhere he went Le Bruyn depicted the scenes around him, he was especially interested in places of antiquity or historic interest, and his are the first images of the interior of a pyramid and Jerusalem to be widely available to Westerners. After an eight-year stay in Venice, Le Bruyn returned to The Hague in 1693 to publish this first book. From 1701 he started a second journey into Russia, Persia.C

Condition : Image good, a tear on the bottom edge and brown stained outside the image

Measures : 390 mm x 330 mm

Purchase code : BG-13463-2