The port of Jayakarta emerged on the north-west coast of Java in the sixteenth century, and in the early seventeenth century both the Dutch and the British established fortifications there. Within a few years, Dutch power entirely eclipsed that of the prince of Jayakarta, and the port was transformed into the Dutch company capital, Batavia.
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Blusse, Leonard, ‘Batavia, 1619-1740: the rise and fall of a Chinese colonial town' Journal of Southeast Asian Studies 12 no.1 (Mar. 1981), pp. 159-178.