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A view of the main seaway for the port of Batavia. (Jakarta). A small indigeneous boat in the foreground with the French exploration ship, L'Astrolabe in the middle ground. The L'Astrolabe was returning to France after an exploration voyage of three years in the Pacific.

A good view of the thriving port of Batavia with numerous European ships dotted around the roadstead.

De Saison was an accomplished artist and recorded the topographical views encountered on the voyage.

Amongst the largest early nineteenth views illustrating Jakarta.


212 x 355 mm. (Outer ruled line).


[JAKARTA]. VUE DE LA RADE DE BATAVIA. (Java) de Saison 1833.

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