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 T. We found 30 results.

Place Number of letters Location
Taebenu Taibena > Timor > South East Asia 36
Talae West- and East Nusa Tenggara > Rote > South East Asia 13
Talloq Tallo > Sulawesi > South East Asia 3
Tambora West- and East Nusa Tenggara > South East Asia 43
Tamparang Sulawesi > South East Asia 1
Tanette Bulukumpa > Sulawesi > South East Asia 16
Tangerang Pendopo Bupati Tangerang > Java/Bali > South East Asia 4
Tanjungpura Nasib Istana Panembahan Matan-Tanjungpura di Mulia Kerta > Matan/Sukadana > Borneo > South East Asia 23
Tarusan Sumatra > South East Asia 18
Tayouan Tayouan prison > Taiwan > Formosa > East Asia 5
Tegal Kantor Pemerintah Kota (Kota Tegal) > Java/Bali > South East Asia 13
Telaga Sumatra > South East Asia 6
Teluk Jakarta A modern term for the larger bay around Batavia. > Java/Bali > South East Asia 1
Terengganu Istana Maziah > Malaysian Peninsula > South East Asia 30
Termanu West- and East Nusa Tenggara > Rote > South East Asia 29
Ternate Keraton Kesultanan Ternate > Moluccas > South East Asia 376
Terong West- and East Nusa Tenggara > Adonara > South East Asia 61
Thanjavur Thanjavur Maratha Palace Complex/Aranmanai > India/Ceylon > South Asia 5
Thengapattanam India/Ceylon > South Asia 1
Thie Ti > West- and East Nusa Tenggara > Rote > South East Asia 55