Van der Aa: Banten, Java. 1719. A hand coloured original antique copper engraving. 15″ x 12″. [SEASp1498]

Java: Bantam (Banten). Panorama of the city with galleons in the bay (possibly depicting the 1601 Dutch victory over the Portuguese). The most important port for the spice trade until the late 18th century when its harbour silted up.