Carte des Isles de Java, Sumatra, Borneo &a. Les detroits de la Sunde, Malaca, et Banca, Golfe de Siam &a.
Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam
This map shows the islands of Java, Sumatra and Borneo, the straits of Sunda, Malacca and Bangka, and the Gulf of Siam. The title is given in both French and Dutch, as are some of the place names on the map.
Carte des environs de Batavia = Kaart van de buitenstreeken van Batavia
This late 18th century map of Batavia (Jakarta) focusses on the network of canals and rivers surrounding the city, as well as the many fields and plantations, including rice fields (‘Champ de Ris’) and sugarcane (‘Cannes de Sucre’).
Batavia assiegé en 1629 = Batavia A.o 1629 belegerd
This unusual map of Batavia in the late 18th century shows the port city as seen when approaching from the sea. The castle is depicted prominently as a three-dimensional drawing, with the rest of the city behind more flat like a plan.
Isles de Banda = Eylanden van Banda
Map of the Banda Islands—which was at this time the only source of nutmeg in the world—featuring mountains, plantations, settlements and a military fort. On the island of Goenong Api (Banda Api) a volcano erupts (‘api’ means ‘fire’ in Indonesian).
Carte particuliere des isles Moluques
A map of a small island chain off the west coast of the island of Gilolo (modern Halmahera in the Maluku Islands of Indonesia). The military forts on the islands were used by the European colonial powers during conflicts over the area’s spice trade.
Suite de l'Ocean Oriental contenant les Isles de la Sonde, les costes de Tunquin et de la Chine, les isles du Japon, les Philippines, Moluques
Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Southeast Asia
The coast of New Guinea (‘Nouvelle Guinée’) is represented in part by a dotted line on this mid-18th century map, indicating that the exact coastlines were unknown at this time. The western tip is labelled ‘C. de Bonne Esperance [Cape of Good Hope]’.
Plan d'Amboine, tel qu'il étoit en 1718 = Platte-grond van Amboina, zoo als het was in den jaare 1718
This colourful mid-18th century plan of the city of Amboine (Ambon, capital of Ambon Island, in the Maluku Islands, Indonesia) has a detailed legend identifying locations within the city and the surrounding mountains. The text is in French and Dutch.