Vue de l'Isle et de la Ville de Batavia appartenant aux Hollandois pour la Compagnie des Indies
16.5 x 10.5 inches
Etching with original hand colour produced by Huquier and published in Paris circa 1780.
This fascinating panoramic view of Batavia depicts the settlement that was first established by the Dutch in 1619. By the time of this engraving at the end of the C18th Batavia had become a major trading port and the base for the Dutch East India Company and their operations in Asia. The port lies on the northern coast of Java in Indonesia and has since become known as Jakarta, the largest city and capital of Indonesia.