Circa 1669 Formerly Batavia and the old headquarters of the Dutch East India Company. Note the palatial houses belonging to wealthy Dutch merchants. Many of the canals were disease ridden and many visiting ship's crews on their way home to Europe fell ill.

Circa 1669 Formerly Batavia and the old headquarters of the Dutch East India Company. Note the palatial houses belonging to wealthy Dutch merchants. Many of the canals were disease ridden and many visiting ship's crews on their way home to Europe fell ill.

Het Westerdeel van het Eyland Groot Java, 1718 / The western part of the island of Greater Java, 1718

Het Westerdeel van het Eyland Groot Java, 1718 / The western part of the island of Greater Java, 1718

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Every British Colonial home needs a cabinet with map drawers.

Every British Colonial home needs a cabinet with map drawers.

The large-scale map, Archipelagus Orientalis, sive Asiaticus (the Eastern and Asian archipelago), was created in 1663 by the master cartographer for the Dutch East India Company, Joan Blaeu.  It formed the basis for all other maps of New Holland and was used by Captain James Cook to complete the mapping of Australia in 1770.

The large-scale map, Archipelagus Orientalis, sive Asiaticus (the Eastern and Asian archipelago), was created in 1663 by the master cartographer for the Dutch East India Company, Joan Blaeu. It formed the basis for all other maps of New Holland and was used by Captain James Cook to complete the mapping of Australia in 1770.

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1872 Map, Principal Dutch Colonies in the Indian Seas

1872 Map, Principal Dutch Colonies in the Indian Seas

Map The Netherlands (1559 - 1609)

Map The Netherlands (1559 - 1609)

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Dutch former Colonies, Asia, Dutch East Indies - This Day in History: Mar 20…

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