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Fine contemporary color example of Ottens map of the Windward Islands, with a large inset map of Martinique.

The map is heightened in gold and colored in the most deluxe fashion -- the best example we have ever seen.

The map bears the imprint of the Widow of Josua Ottens to the left of the main cartouche.

Condition Description
Exceptional contemporary colored example.
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.