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Theater of War in Southern Ukraine / Crimea

Rare map of part of the Ukraine and the Black Sea region, showing the route of the Russian Army in its expedition against the Tartars in 1736 and 1737.

Includes sailing ships, cartouche, compass rose and detailed movements of the route, including encampments.

Reiner & Joshua Ottens Biography

The Ottens brothers, Reiner and Joshua, operated a successful printing partnership in the mid-eighteenth century (fl. 1726-1765). They began the venture in 1726, publishing maps and other prints as “R & I Ottens.” They specialized in the reprinting of others’ work, especially Guillaume De L’Isle. In 1750, Reiner died; his soon, also Reiner, took his place, but the firm began listing their works as “Joshua & Reiner Ottens.” The firm lasted until Joshua’s death in 1765. Joshua’s widow, Johanna de Lindt, sold their remaining stock of plates in 1784.