Scarce and highly detailed map of the Western Mediterranean and part of the Coast of North Afrcia, from the Muluia Riverand C' d One to the Guadibarbar River and Tabarque, centered on the Bay of Algeria. Large inset map of the Bay.
Shows the coast of Spain from Vera to Punta Emerador and Ibeza. Two compass roses and beautiful rich engraving style.
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.