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Tango0119 Jan 2022 4:38 p.m. PST

1802. Uniforms from Batavia

Les planches uniformologiques de Robert Aubry

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Porthos20 Jan 2022 6:53 a.m. PST

"1802. Uniforms from Batavia"

Armand, as ever great finds ! But let me offer one correction: "Batavia" was a city in thew Dutch Indies (now called Republic of Indonesia). The uniforms are from the army of the "Bataafse Republiek", for a short period of time the name of The Netherlands.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP20 Jan 2022 8:19 a.m. PST

Now I must defend Armand here.

The English name for this land was The Batavian Republic 1795-1806 (one of so many names for the area. The Low Countries, The Upper and Lower Netherlands, "Holland", Flanders etc etc)

So you are both right, which is nice

Tango0120 Jan 2022 3:26 p.m. PST



42flanker20 Jan 2022 4:28 p.m. PST

Moreover, De Betuwe is also the name of a region, and modern province, of the Netherlands.

Deriving from the Latin 'Batavia'(or vice versa) and rendered thus in some English contexts, it is described as "a historical and geographical region in the Netherlands, forming large fertile islands in the river delta formed by the waters of the Rhine and Meuse rivers. During the Roman empire, it was an important frontier region and source of imperial soldiers. Its name is possibly pre-Roman."

However, I am pretty sure that Flanders, to the south of Brabant and Zeeland, has always been distinct from the United Provinces of the Netherlands.

johannes5521 Jan 2022 6:57 a.m. PST

I don't know where you get your information about the Netherlands from but of course Tango is wrong; as Porthos said it, in this period it is called the Bataafse Republiek which translate as the Batavian Republic; nothimg else. The other names deadhead gives are for other periods or parts of the country and is confusing for foreigners (and a lot of Dutchmen/women too).
De betuwe 42flanker mentions is just a region of the Netherlands and in no way a Province.
Flanders was part of the Habsburg Low Countries from the 15th century until 1581 when the 17 United Provinces were split into various parts and in the north the 7United provinces remained. But be aware the composition of the 7Provinces until 1795 was different from the follower up Batavian Republic1795-1806, the later Kingdom of Holland until 1810,the part of France (1810-1813) and the Kingdom of the Netherlands from 1815 (with partly with or without Belgium and/or Luxembourg).

Tango0121 Jan 2022 3:26 p.m. PST

Thanks also…


Tango0122 Jan 2022 4:26 p.m. PST

1789. Hochfürstlich Hessisches Corps, gestochen und herausgegeben von JC Müller


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