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Batavia. Het Jaagpad, Landingsplaats te Batavia. Le Jaagpad, embarcadere a Batavia.

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Article ID ASS0912
Artist Bos (1825-1898)
Gerardus Johannes Bos was active/lived in Netherlands. Gerardus Bos is known for painting.
Title Batavia. Het Jaagpad, Landingsplaats te Batavia. Le Jaagpad, embarcadere a Batavia.
Year ca. 1860
Description
Decorative view of a street in Jakarta on the island Java.
The first European fleet, four Portuguese ships from Malacca, arrived in 1513 when the Portuguese were looking for a route for spices.‪ The Kingdom of Sunda made an alliance treaty with Portugal by allowing the Portuguese to build a port in 1522 in order to defend against the rising power of the Sultanate of Demak from central Java.‪ In 1527, Fatahillah, a Javanese general from Demak attacked and conquered Sunda Kelapa, driving out the Portuguese. Sunda Kelapa was renamed Jayakarta,‪ and became a fiefdom of the Sultanate of Banten which became a major Southeast Asia trading centre.
Through the relationship with Prince Jayawikarta from the Sultanate of Banten, Dutch ships arrived in Jayakarta in 1596. In 1602, the English East India Company's first voyage, commanded by Sir James Lancaster, arrived in Aceh and sailed on to Banten where they were allowed to build a trading post. This site became the centre of English trade in Indonesia until 1682.
Place of Publication Leiden
Dimensions (cm)24,5 x 32
ConditionStain upper margins
Coloringcolored
TechniqueLithography

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