Complete text in Dutch and English:
SOERABAJA 1900-1950. PORT, NAVY, TOWNSCAPE
The fascinating history of Soerabaja, or Surabaya, as the name of the former Netherlands East Indies' second-largest city, principal port and naval base
is nowadays spelt, has until now been almost inaccessible to English-speaking readers, as previously it has only been treated at any length in Dutch and
Indonesian-language publications. In November 2004, however, Asia Maior/Atlas Maior presented the first ever general book to be published in Dutch
and English offering a retrospective of colonial Soerabaja during the final decades of Dutch rule, under the title of
SOERABAJA 1900-1950. PORT, NAVY, TOWNSCAPE.
As the subtitle suggests, the general subject of SOERABAJA 1900-1950 is approached through the three major themes which largely determined
Soerabaja's increasing prominence in the Netherlands East Indies and the city's physical appearance during this period: the construction and growing
economic significance of Soerabaja's commercial port of Tandjoengperak (Tanjung Perak), the role of the Royal Netherlands Navy in Soerabaja and of
the RNN's principal base in the Indies established there in the 1840s, the so-called Marine-Etablissement (ME), and finally the extensive changes in
Soerabaja's townscape resulting from her rapid development into a modern colonial city after 1900.
These three main subjects are made accessible to the reader by an introductory chapter providing a general overview of Soerabaja's colonial history and
urban development from her beginnings as a small VOC establishment to the final years of Dutch rule, including many rare and previously unpublished
historical maps and drawings.
Above all, however, SOERABAJA 1900-1950 is a magnificent large-format illustrated book, containing no less than 370 photographs, maps and town
plans in all! A place of honour as regards the photography of Soerabaja during the 1920s and 1930s has been given to the professional legacy of
Soerabaja's well-known photo agency 'Fotax', Palmenlaan 25, which in pre-war years worked for almost all major companies and government offices in
East Java and was also responsible for many of the press photographs published in the East Indies' popular weekly d'Oriënt at that time.
SOERABAJA 1900-1950. PORT, NAVY, TOWNSCAPE
● very large book format (25 x 32 cm), hard-cover binding;
● 192 pages of full-colour printing on 150 gsm wood-free quality paper;
● 370 historical photographs, drawings, maps and plans;
● complete text in English and Dutch.
An absolute must for all 'Soerabajans-at-heart' and everyone else with a serious interest in the former Netherlands East Indies!
Price € 35/- per copy, excluding P&P.
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