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Batavia

eventc.1772-1780

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A plan of the port city of Batavia in the 18th century. Small ships can be seen transporting goods along the river to the pier, and the street plan also includes churches, shopping areas and hospitals, as noted on the map’s detailed legend.

Batavia assiegé en 1629 = Batavia A.o 1629 belegerd

eventc.1772-1780

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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.

Carte des environs de Batavia = Kaart van de buitenstreeken van Batavia

eventc.1772-1780

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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’).

Carte des Isles de Java, Sumatra, Borneo &a. Les detroits de la Sunde, Malaca, et Banca, Golfe de Siam &a.

eventc.1772-1780

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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.

Isle de Baly = 'T eiland Baly

eventc.1772-1780

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Amongst the mountains and jungles of mid-18th century Bali, this map shows three royal palaces, walled encampments, and seven Buddhist temples (or ‘stupa’) on the east coast. Inset illustrations depict a palace and a temple in detail.

Isles de Banda = Eylanden van Banda

eventc.1772-1780

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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).

Nouvelle Carte de l'isle de Java

eventc.1772-1780

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On this map of Java, mountains are shown pictorially and labelled with their name. The coasts are marked with shoals, reefs, bathymetry (sea depth, in figures) and anchor points. The land is divided into administrative districts.

Plan d'Amboine, tel qu'il étoit en 1718 = Platte-grond van Amboina, zoo als het was in den jaare 1718

eventc.1746-1770

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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.

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