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Decorative map of Spain and Portugal,  identifying a number of the significant battles fought during the war of Spanish Succession.

The map includes a number of battles, including a graphic depiction of the naval Battle of Velez-Malaga (August 24, 1704), the largest naval battle fought during the War of the Spanish Succession, along with a representation of a larger naval battle off the Catalan Coast, representative of the Siege of Barcelona by the British under the Earl of Peterborough. Other battles noted include the Bay of Vigo (October 23, 1702) and the Siege of Gibraltar (July 24, 1704).

The detail in the map is excellent, including a depiction of the roads throughout the Iberian Peninsula.

The map includes 16 coats of arms, mounted on an elegantly engraved cartouche. 

Condition Description
Minor soiling and toning. Old repairs of split at lower centerfold.
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.