Locations index

Rulers from more than 350 different locations in and around Asia sent diplomatic letters to Batavia Castle during the 1625-1812 period. These were selected for the current digitisation project. This page provides in a clear overview and a map showing these locations in relation to Batavia and the details of the correspondence, such as the amount of letters received and sent.

A world map showing all the locations found in the incoming and outgoing diplomatic letters from Batavia:

Download the full KML file with the geographical coordinates of all locations here:

The top ten locations from which letters were written to and received from Batavia:

Download the full overview here, sorted by their number of letters:

Download the full overview here, sorted geographically:

Browsing and searching for locations

The locations were the respective administrative and political centres, and residences of the rulers. Sometimes these centres (kratons, palaces) still exist. The location names are given by their modern name and are grouped alphabetically under that name. Locations may have different alternative names and usually they have a known geographical position on the world map. For research purposes, the location’s modern name is used throughout.

You searched for: first_letter is N. We found 12 results.

Place Number of letters Location
Nagapattinam India/Ceylon > South Asia 1
Nagara Shivappa Nayaka Fort > Ikkeri/Bednur/Bidanur > India/Ceylon > Keladi > South Asia 2
Nagasaki Japan > East Asia 3
Nai Niap Nai Niab > Timor > South East Asia 11
Nailake Timor > South East Asia 4
Naitimu Timor > South East Asia 4
Natar Sumatra > Lampung > South East Asia 1
Ndao Ndau > West- and East Nusa Tenggara > Rote > South East Asia 48
Nenometan Timor > South East Asia 5
Nobi-nobi Timor > South East Asia 2
Nusa Dila Timor > South East Asia 6
Nusa Laut Moluccas > South East Asia 1