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Batavia Collection

"Discovering the Rich Tapestry of Batavia: From Ancient Conspiracies to Modern Marvels" Batavia, a name that echoes through time and space

Background imageBatavia Collection: The Conspiracy of the Batavians under Claudius Civilis, c. 1666 (oil on canvas)

The Conspiracy of the Batavians under Claudius Civilis, c. 1666 (oil on canvas)
3086728 The Conspiracy of the Batavians under Claudius Civilis, c.1666 (oil on canvas) by Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn (1606-69); 196x309 cm; Nationalmuseum, Stockholm

Background imageBatavia Collection: USA / Batavia Illinois 19C

USA / Batavia Illinois 19C
Batavia, Illinois: rural scene with windmill

Background imageBatavia Collection: Portrait Mattheus de Haan Governor-General Dutch East Indies

Portrait Mattheus de Haan Governor-General Dutch East Indies
Portrait of Mattheus de Haan, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies, Portrait of Mattheus de Haan (1663-1729). Governor General (1725-29)

Background imageBatavia Collection: Fokker FXVIII, PH-AIP, Pelikaan, of KLM which in Decemb?

Fokker FXVIII, PH-AIP, Pelikaan, of KLM which in Decemb?
Fokker FXVIII, PH-AIP, Pelikaan, of KLM which in December 1933 flew a special Christmas mail flight to Batavia, completing the round trip in a flight time of 73 hours 34 minutes. Date: 1933

Background imageBatavia Collection: Batavia, Dutch East India, 18th century

Batavia, Dutch East India, 18th century
6116572 Batavia, Dutch East India, 18th century; (add.info.: The City of Batavia in the Island of Java. After a hand-coloured print dated 1754)

Background imageBatavia Collection: CARTOGRAPHY 'Malaysia or Sunda Islands' early 1900s (print)

CARTOGRAPHY "Malaysia or Sunda Islands" early 1900s (print)
6202968 CARTOGRAPHY "Malaysia or Sunda Islands" early 1900s (print); (add.info.: CARTOGRAPHY "Malaysia or Sunda Islands". Flag, cartography and view of the capital Batavia)

Background imageBatavia Collection: Workers building the Dutch fortress at Batavia, now Jakarta, Indonesia

Workers building the Dutch fortress at Batavia, now Jakarta, Indonesia. Handcoloured copperplate engraved by Andrea
FLO4624254 Workers building the Dutch fortress at Batavia, now Jakarta, Indonesia. Handcoloured copperplate engraved by Andrea Bernieri from Giulio Ferrario's Ancient

Background imageBatavia Collection: Van Huteren, Governor of Batavia, 1674. Creator: Karel Du Jardin

Van Huteren, Governor of Batavia, 1674. Creator: Karel Du Jardin
Van Huteren, Governor of Batavia, 1674

Background imageBatavia Collection: The Roman Commander Cerialis Attacks Near Trier, Publshed 1612. Creator: Antonio Tempesta

The Roman Commander Cerialis Attacks Near Trier, Publshed 1612. Creator: Antonio Tempesta
The Roman Commander Cerialis Attacks Near Trier, Publshed 1612. From The War of the Romans Against the Batavians, pl. 25

Background imageBatavia Collection: View in the suburbs of Batavia; from Sydney to Singapore, 1875. Creator: Unknown

View in the suburbs of Batavia; from Sydney to Singapore, 1875. Creator: Unknown
View in the suburbs of Batavia; from Sydney to Singapore, 1875. From Illustrated Travels by H.W. Bates. [Cassell, Petter, and Galpin, c1880, London] and Galpin

Background imageBatavia Collection: Roma and Batavia, published 1612. Creator: Antonio Tempesta

Roma and Batavia, published 1612. Creator: Antonio Tempesta
Roma and Batavia, published 1612. Series: The War of the Romans Against the Batavians, pl. 1

Background imageBatavia Collection: Civilis Using Movable Wooden Bridges to Attack a Fortress, Publshed 1612. Creator: Antonio Tempesta

Civilis Using Movable Wooden Bridges to Attack a Fortress, Publshed 1612. Creator: Antonio Tempesta
Civilis Using Movable Wooden Bridges to Attack a Fortress, Publshed 1612. From The War of the Romans Against the Batavians, pl. 10

Background imageBatavia Collection: Carel Hendrik Ver Huell (1764-1845), Vice-Admiral of the Batavian fleet and Minister... (1804)

Carel Hendrik Ver Huell (1764-1845), Vice-Admiral of the Batavian fleet and Minister... (1804)
Carel Hendrik Ver Huell (1764-1845), Vice-Admiral of the Batavian fleet and Minister of the Navy of the Batavian Republic, decorated with the officer's cross of the Legion of Honour

Background imageBatavia Collection: View of the city of Batavia, 1754. Creator: Anon

View of the city of Batavia, 1754. Creator: Anon
View of the city of Batavia, 1754. The City of Batavia in the Island of Java and Capital of all the Dutch Factories & Settlements in the East Indies

Background imageBatavia Collection: View of the city of Batavia, 1754. Creator: Anon

View of the city of Batavia, 1754. Creator: Anon
View of the city of Batavia, 1754. The city of Batavia in the island of Java and capital of all the Dutch factories & settlements in the East Indies

Background imageBatavia Collection: The Dutch Become Afraid and Begin Peace Talks, Publshed 1612. Creator: Antonio Tempesta

The Dutch Become Afraid and Begin Peace Talks, Publshed 1612. Creator: Antonio Tempesta
The Dutch Become Afraid and Begin Peace Talks, Publshed 1612. From The War of the Romans Against the Batavians, pl. 35

Background imageBatavia Collection: The Romans Burning the Dutch Countryside, Publshed 1612. Creator: Antonio Tempesta

The Romans Burning the Dutch Countryside, Publshed 1612. Creator: Antonio Tempesta
The Romans Burning the Dutch Countryside, Publshed 1612. From The War of the Romans Against the Batavians, pl. 34

Background imageBatavia Collection: Dutch and Germans Attack the Roman Camp and Capture Cerialis Boat, Publshed 1612

Dutch and Germans Attack the Roman Camp and Capture Cerialis Boat, Publshed 1612. Creator: Antonio Tempesta
Dutch and Germans Attack the Roman Camp and Capture Cerialis Boat, Publshed 1612. From The War of the Romans Against the Batavians, pl. 32

Background imageBatavia Collection: Civilis Forced to Dismount and Swim Across the River, Publshed 1612. Creator: Antonio Tempesta

Civilis Forced to Dismount and Swim Across the River, Publshed 1612. Creator: Antonio Tempesta
Civilis Forced to Dismount and Swim Across the River, Publshed 1612. From The War of the Romans Against the Batavians, pl. 31

Background imageBatavia Collection: Cologne Troops Bring Civilis Wife and Sister to Cerialis, Publshed 1612. Creator: Antonio Tempesta

Cologne Troops Bring Civilis Wife and Sister to Cerialis, Publshed 1612. Creator: Antonio Tempesta
Cologne Troops Bring Civilis Wife and Sister to Cerialis, Publshed 1612. From The War of the Romans Against the Batavians, pl. 28

Background imageBatavia Collection: The Dutch During a Surprise Attack of the Roman Camp on the Moselle, Publshed 1612

The Dutch During a Surprise Attack of the Roman Camp on the Moselle, Publshed 1612. Creator: Antonio Tempesta
The Dutch During a Surprise Attack of the Roman Camp on the Moselle, Publshed 1612. From The War of the Romans Against the Batavians, pl. 27

Background imageBatavia Collection: Cerialis Pardons and Relieves Roman Soldiers Who had Helped Civilis, Publshed 1612

Cerialis Pardons and Relieves Roman Soldiers Who had Helped Civilis, Publshed 1612. Creator: Antonio Tempesta
Cerialis Pardons and Relieves Roman Soldiers Who had Helped Civilis, Publshed 1612. From The War of the Romans Against the Batavians, pl. 26

Background imageBatavia Collection: Conference on What Steps to Take Upon the Romans New Troops Approaching Across the Alps, 1612

Conference on What Steps to Take Upon the Romans New Troops Approaching Across the Alps, 1612
Conference on What Steps to Take Upon the Romans New Troops Approaching Across the Alps, Publshed 1612. From The War of the Romans Against the Batavians, pl. 23

Background imageBatavia Collection: Civilis Separates Germans and Dutch Troops, Publshed 1612. Creator: Antonio Tempesta

Civilis Separates Germans and Dutch Troops, Publshed 1612. Creator: Antonio Tempesta
Civilis Separates Germans and Dutch Troops, Publshed 1612. From The War of the Romans Against the Batavians, pl. 22

Background imageBatavia Collection: Envoys from Cologne Bring Presents to Civilis, Publshed 1612. Creator: Antonio Tempesta

Envoys from Cologne Bring Presents to Civilis, Publshed 1612. Creator: Antonio Tempesta
Envoys from Cologne Bring Presents to Civilis, Publshed 1612. From The War of the Romans Against the Batavians, pl. 21

Background imageBatavia Collection: The Romans Misled by Civilis Horse that He was Dead or Injured, Publshed 1612

The Romans Misled by Civilis Horse that He was Dead or Injured, Publshed 1612. Creator: Antonio Tempesta
The Romans Misled by Civilis Horse that He was Dead or Injured, Publshed 1612. From The War of the Romans Against the Batavians, pl. 17

Background imageBatavia Collection: Civilis Treating with a Roman Commander, Publshed 1612. Creator: Antonio Tempesta

Civilis Treating with a Roman Commander, Publshed 1612. Creator: Antonio Tempesta
Civilis Treating with a Roman Commander, Publshed 1612. From The War of the Romans Against the Batavians, pl. 15

Background imageBatavia Collection: New Attack on the Fortress, Publshed 1612. Creator: Antonio Tempesta

New Attack on the Fortress, Publshed 1612. Creator: Antonio Tempesta
New Attack on the Fortress, Publshed 1612. From The War of the Romans Against the Batavians, pl. 14

Background imageBatavia Collection: Attack on a Roman Fortress at Night, Publshed 1612. Creator: Antonio Tempesta

Attack on a Roman Fortress at Night, Publshed 1612. Creator: Antonio Tempesta
Attack on a Roman Fortress at Night, Publshed 1612. From The War of the Romans Against the Batavians, pl. 13

Background imageBatavia Collection: German Envoys Visit Civilis, Publshed 1612. Creator: Antonio Tempesta

German Envoys Visit Civilis, Publshed 1612. Creator: Antonio Tempesta
German Envoys Visit Civilis, Publshed 1612. From The War of the Romans Against the Batavians, pl. 7

Background imageBatavia Collection: Romans Defeated near the Rhine, Publshed 1612. Creator: Antonio Tempesta

Romans Defeated near the Rhine, Publshed 1612. Creator: Antonio Tempesta
Romans Defeated near the Rhine, Publshed 1612. From The War of the Romans Against the Batavians, pl. 6

Background imageBatavia Collection: Two Roman Units Defeated, Publshed 1612. Creator: Antonio Tempesta

Two Roman Units Defeated, Publshed 1612. Creator: Antonio Tempesta
Two Roman Units Defeated, Publshed 1612. From The War of the Romans Against the Batavians, pl. 5. Bruno Appointed Leader of the Caninefates

Background imageBatavia Collection: Claudius Civilis Arrested and His Brother Paulus Beheaded, 1611. Creator: Antonio Tempesta

Claudius Civilis Arrested and His Brother Paulus Beheaded, 1611. Creator: Antonio Tempesta
Claudius Civilis Arrested and His Brother Paulus Beheaded, 1611. From The War of the Romans Against the Batavians, pl. 3

Background imageBatavia Collection: The Romans Paying Off Dutch Old Men for the Services of Young Ones, Publshed 1612

The Romans Paying Off Dutch Old Men for the Services of Young Ones, Publshed 1612. Creator: Antonio Tempesta
The Romans Paying Off Dutch Old Men for the Services of Young Ones, Publshed 1612. From The War of the Romans Against the Batavians, pl. 2

Background imageBatavia Collection: Hendrik Swaardecroon (1718-1725), 1723. Creator: Hendrik van den Bosch

Hendrik Swaardecroon (1718-1725), 1723. Creator: Hendrik van den Bosch
Hendrik Swaardecroon (1718-1725), 1723. Other Title(s): Portrait of Hendrik Swaardecroon (Hendrick Zwaardecroon), Governor General of the Dutch East Indies

Background imageBatavia Collection: View of Batavia, 1640-1676. Creator: Hendrick Jacobsz Dubbels

View of Batavia, 1640-1676. Creator: Hendrick Jacobsz Dubbels
View of Batavia, 1640-1676

Background imageBatavia Collection: Lower town of Batavia, 1870-1923. Creator: Willem Witsen

Lower town of Batavia, 1870-1923. Creator: Willem Witsen
Lower town of Batavia, 1870-1923. Old houses on the water. Batavia was the capital of the Dutch East Indies. The area corresponds to present-day Jakarta, Indonesia

Background imageBatavia Collection: Evangelical Lutheran Church within the city of Batavia in the East Indies, c.1785

Evangelical Lutheran Church within the city of Batavia in the East Indies, c.1785. Creator: Jan Brandes
Evangelical Lutheran Church within the city of Batavia in the East Indies, c.1785. Church interior with Jan Brandes (the artist) in the pulpit

Background imageBatavia Collection: Mangosteen, 1784. Creator: Jan Brandes

Mangosteen, 1784. Creator: Jan Brandes
Mangosteen, 1784. Leaf, branch and tree of the Indonesian fruit Manggistan. With inscription. Part of Jan Brandes sketchbook, dl. 1 (1808), p. 164 and see also p. 163

Background imageBatavia Collection: Javanese auxiliary troops of the Company, 1779-1785. Creator: Jan Brandes

Javanese auxiliary troops of the Company, 1779-1785. Creator: Jan Brandes
Javanese auxiliary troops of the Company, 1779-1785. General and the officers in the foreground and in the background the soldiers of the VOC in Batavia. With inscription

Background imageBatavia Collection: Minjawa or iguana, 1784. Creator: Jan Brandes

Minjawa or iguana, 1784. Creator: Jan Brandes
Minjawa or iguana, 1784. Iguana, seen from above. With inscription. Part of Jan Brandes sketchbook, dl. 1 (1808), p. 149

Background imageBatavia Collection: Brandes house and estate outside Batavia, 1785. Creator: Jan Brandes

Brandes house and estate outside Batavia, 1785. Creator: Jan Brandes
Brandes house and estate outside Batavia, 1785. Large house with outbuildings and stables and adjacent country in which Brandes lived from 7 June 1780 until his departure from Batavia 26 August 1785

Background imageBatavia Collection: Mangosteen, 1784. Creator: Jan Brandes

Mangosteen, 1784. Creator: Jan Brandes
Mangosteen, 1784. Indonesian fruit. Two whole fruits and one cut in half. With inscription. Part of Jan Brandes sketchbook, dl. 1 (1808), p. 163

Background imageBatavia Collection: Small bird on branch, 1785. Creator: Jan Brandes

Small bird on branch, 1785. Creator: Jan Brandes
Small bird on branch, 1785. Bee-eater from Batavia (Dutch East Indies). With inscription. (Certhia viridis or Merops viridis?) Part of Jan Brandes sketchbook, dl. 1 (1808), p. 63

Background imageBatavia Collection: Officer of the Batavian army, 1801. Creator: Jan Antony Langendijk

Officer of the Batavian army, 1801. Creator: Jan Antony Langendijk
Officer of the Batavian army, 1801. An officer of the engineers of the Batavian army, walking arm in arm with a lady

Background imageBatavia Collection: Batavian Colonial Infantry of the Cape of Good Hope, 1806. Creator: Jan Antony Langendijk

Batavian Colonial Infantry of the Cape of Good Hope, 1806. Creator: Jan Antony Langendijk
Batavian Colonial Infantry of the Cape of Good Hope, 1806

Background imageBatavia Collection: Grenadier Officer and the municipality of the Livonian Guard, 1806. Creator: Jan Antony Langendijk

Grenadier Officer and the municipality of the Livonian Guard, 1806. Creator: Jan Antony Langendijk
Grenadier Officer and the municipality of the Livonian Guard of the Grand Pensionary of the Batavian Republic, 1806

Background imageBatavia Collection: Drawing shows her work to Mercury, 1803-c.1899. Creator: J. Enklaar

Drawing shows her work to Mercury, 1803-c.1899. Creator: J. Enklaar
Drawing shows her work to Mercury, 1803-c.1899. The personification of drawing shows a sketchbook with her work to Mercury



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"Discovering the Rich Tapestry of Batavia: From Ancient Conspiracies to Modern Marvels" Batavia, a name that echoes through time and space, holds within its grasp a multitude of captivating stories. From the intriguing "Conspiracy of the Batavians under Claudius Civilis" depicted in an exquisite oil painting from 1666, to the charming town in Illinois during the 19th century USA, this name weaves together diverse tales. Intrigue continues as we delve into Wilson Hall at Fermilab, standing tall as a testament to scientific progress and innovation. Meanwhile, Mattheus de Haan's portrait reminds us of the Dutch East Indies' colonial past and their influence on Batavia's development. Before becoming Jakarta, Java was known as Batavia. The islands before this bustling metropolis were witness to centuries-old history etched along Molenvliet Canal. As we wander through backstreet canals in present-day Batavia (Jakarta), glimpses into its vibrant past come alive. Transportation takes center stage with Fokker FXVIII Pelikaan soaring high above Indonesian skies - a symbol of KLM's pioneering spirit connecting nations since December [year]. And let us not forget those European faces lining the canal streets; they too played their part in shaping Batavian society. As our journey unfolds further, an old antique map reveals an enchanting Victorian-era perspective on Indonesia's archipelago - Siam, Java, Philippines - all intertwined with historical threads leading back to Batavia itself. Lastly but certainly not leastly are the great Japanese victories that once colored these lands with strife and turmoil. A reminder that even amidst conflict and change, Batavia endures as a resilient city filled with stories waiting to be discovered. So come forth and immerse yourself in this captivating tapestry called Batavia – where ancient conspiracies meet modern marvels – and let its rich history unfold before your eyes.