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 P. We found 36 results.

Place Number of letters Location
Padang Sumatra > South East Asia 303
Padang Lumajang Java/Bali > South East Asia 4
Pagaden Java/Bali > South East Asia 1
Pagaruyung Istano Basa Pagaruyung > Sumatra > Minangkabau > South East Asia 6
Pahang Malaysian Peninsula > Johor > South East Asia 2
Painan Fort Cronenburg > Sumatra > South East Asia 5
Pajangkungan Java/Bali > South East Asia 1
Palembang Benteng Kuto Gawang > Sumatra > South East Asia 393
Pamanukan Kantor Kecamatan Pamanukan > Java/Bali > South East Asia 51
Pamekasan Pendopo Pamekasan > Pamakassan > Java/Bali > South East Asia 60
Panaruban Java/Bali > South East Asia 1
Panembong Java/Bali > South East Asia 1
Parakan Muncang Java/Bali > South East Asia 15
Pariaman Istana tabuik > Sumatra > South East Asia 13
Parigi Sulawesi > South East Asia 2
Paser Istana Sadurangas > Borneo > South East Asia 12
Pasir Pasar > Borneo > South East Asia 1
Pasisir Java/Bali > South East Asia 6
Pasuruan Pendopo Pasuruan > Java/Bali > South East Asia 2
Patani Istana Patani > Pattani > India/Ceylon > South Asia 1