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Records: 1 to 6 of 6
 West Indies 

OTTENS, Reinier & Joshua. [A magnificent wall map of the West Indies showing the War of Jenkin's Ear]
Grand Theatre de la Guerre en Amerique Suivant les Plus Novelles observations des Espagnols, Anglois, Francois & Hollandois. Amsterdam: Ottens, c.1741. Original colour. Six sheets conjoined, total 850 x 1590mm. Verdigris weaknesses reinforced on verso.
A monumental map of the West Indies published to illustrate the War of Jenkins' Ear (1739-1742), which broke out because of Spanish attempts to hamper British trade with Spain's colonies in the Americas. The eight inset maps shown St. Augustine, Havana, 'la Ville Espagnole de S. Domingue'; Porto Bello, Carthagena, Curaçao, Acapulco & Vera-Cruz. The war gained its name from an incident of eight years earlier: in 1731 Robert Jenkins was returning home from Jamaica in his brig the 'Rebecca' when the Spanish coastguard stopped him on suspicion of smuggling. Jenkins was tied to a mast and had one of his ears cut off by the Spanish captain, who handed it back instructing him to tell King George II that the 'same will happen to him if caught doing the same'. Trade rivalry continued and, at the end of the decade, Britain was concerned that Spain would withdraw the 'asiento' (permission for the British to sell slaves in Spanish America). In a Parliamentary debate about the possible loss of this lucrative trade, Jenkins waved his ear at the MPs and gave the pro-war faction a cause that the general public could understand.
[Ref: 13926]    £12,500.00 ($15,775 • €13,850 rates)

 Southern Africa 

OTTENS, Reinier & Joshua. [Antique maps of Southern Africa]
Nieuwe Caarte van Kaap de Goede Hoop en't Zuyderdeel van Africa. Amsterdam, c.1730. Original colour. 435 x 555mm. Paper lightly toned.
Original antique map of Africa, south of the Equator, with insets of the Dutch fort at the Cape of Good Hope and Table Bay. NORWICH: 163.
[Ref: 12418]    £750.00 ($947 • €831 rates)


OTTENS, Reinier & Joshua. [Decorative antique map of Norway]
Norvegia Regnum... Amsterdam R. & J. Ottens, c.1730. Original colour. 585 x 500mm.
Original antique Map of Norway with an inset of the northern part, and a decorative cartouche of a merman and mermaid. Despite being ascribed to De Wit, the map is not a later state of his map but a copy of that of Danckerts. The Ottens brothers probably never acquired any De Wit plates but are just using De Wit's name to sell their map.
[Ref: 12260]    £800.00 ($1,010 • €886 rates)

 Northern Italy 

OTTENS, Reinier & Joshua. [An early 18th century map of Piedmont & Savoy]
Status Sabaudici, Tabulam in Ducatum Sabaudiæ, et Montisferrati, Principatum Pedemontii Comitatum Nicæensem, et cæteras Partes Minores. Amsterdam: R. & J. Ottens, c.1720. Original colour. 580 x 490mm.
A detailed map of the Duchy of Savoy and Piemonte, showing from Geneva to Nice and Monaco, with Turin marked.
[Ref: 15018]    £350.00 ($442 • €388 rates)


OTTENS, Reinier & Joshua. [18th century map of Russia]
Carte Nouvelle de Moscovie Represente la partie Septentrionale... Amsterdam: c.1720. Original colour. Two sheet conjoined, total 810 x 560mm. A few small cracks in the verdigris.
Russia south to Astrakhan, in fine orginal colour, after De L'Isle.
[Ref: 11731]    £850.00 ($1,073 • €942 rates)

 St Petersburg 

OTTENS, Reinier & Joshua. [18th century St Petersburg]
Nova ac Verissima Urbis St. Petersburg ab Imperatore Russico Petro Alexii F. conditæ, item Fl. Nevæ, Fossæ Jussu Imp. Russ. factæ, ac regionis circumiacnetis Delineatio Amsterdam: the Widow of J. Ottens, c.1765. Original colour. 520 x 600mm.
Two maps on one sheet. Below is a map of St Petersburg, with the proposed development of the island Wasili Osterow, with a Dutch-style grid of canals. Above is a map of the environs of the city, with the course of the Neva river.
[Ref: 11670]    £2,200.00 ($2,776 • €2,438 rates)

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