Description: Antique print titled 'Batavie'. Old print with a view of Batavia, Jakarta. This print originates from 'Cornelis de Bruins Reizen over Moskovie, door Persie en Indie (..)'.
Artists and Engravers: Published by Wetstein et al. Cornelis de Bruijn (also spelled Cornelius de Bruyn, (1652 - 1726) was a Dutch artist and traveler. He made two large tours and published illustrated books with his observations of people, buildings, plants and animals. Best known as a landscape artist, Le Bruyn travelled widely from a young age to Vienna, on to Rome then to Smyrna, Constantinople, Egypt, Jerusalem, Syria, Lebanon, and Turkey. Everywhere he went Le Bruyn depicted the scenes around him, he was especially interested in places of antiquity or historic interest, and his are the first images of the interior of a pyramid and Jerusalem to be widely available to Westerners. After an eight-year stay in Venice, Le Bruyn returned to The Hague in 1693 to publish this first book. From 1701 he started a second journey into Russia, Persia.
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