Title: Waere affbeeldinge wegens het casteel ende stadt Batavia gelegen ons groot Eylant Java Anno 1669.
Mapmaker: Arnoldus Montanus (1625 - 1683)
In 1619, Jan Pieterszoon Coen, the then Governor-General of the Moluccas for the Dutch East Indies company (VOC), established Batavia as the Company's headquarters. The VOC had prospered from its monopoly of the lucrative spice trade and this success was reflected in the houses and lifestyle of the company's governors in Batavia.
This plan of Batavia was based on Jacob van Meurs larger plan which was subsequently copied by various publishers. Later editions can be identified by a number of changes; the change of date, the addition of, '‘Plan de la Ville et du Chateau de BATAVIA en l’Isle de Java. 1679.’, above the banner title, erasure of the engravers initials and the re-engraving of the ships and sea. Additionally, the inset view on later versions was completely re-engraved.