The stamp was issued in 1971 to commemorate the 444th anniversary of
the founding of Djakarta. It presents two maps of the city.
On the left is a plan of the town just prior to the
occupation by the Dutch East India Company. "Wijk van Kjai Aria
means 'The Village of Kjai Aria,' Kjai being the designation
for an Islamic scholar. Jacarta marks the seat of the local
sultan, beside which was the Mesgit or mosque, and a short
distance above it, the Kota or town center. The fortification on
the harbor enclosed the Dutch trading post."
Walter Klinefelter, "Jacarta in 1619; Djakarta in
The Carto-Philatelist 13:2:7
The one on the right shows the city in 1971,
with indications of three unidentified buildings. The stamp has a
picture of the City Hall. The seal of Djakarta is in the upper right