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Collection Map Collection
Catalog Number 2014.21.56
Object Name Map
Description Reiner and Joshua Ottens
Nouvelle Carte du Roiaume D'Alger Divisee en Toutes ses Provinces...
Hand-colored engraving
Amsterdam, ca. 1745

Map with colored elements by Reiner and Joshua Ottens: 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. The regions, cities, towns, et cetera, are clearly identified on the map, larger settlements marked with castle/cathedral icon, i.e. "Alger" bottom right of inset map. Borders, some mountain ranges, forests, some small islands, and swamps, colored, some texture, some mountain ranges, some small islands, rivers, and bodies of water, not colored, some texture. Three compasses with radiating lines, middle left and top right of map, middle of inset map. Black and white rectangular title and credit cartouche, centered above map, decorative black and white scale cartouche, bottom middle of map. Measurement marks surround black and yellow line border. Toning and water damage around edges of map.
Title Nouvelle Carte du Roiaume D'Alger Divisee en Toutes ses Provinces...
Date 1740-1749
Role of Creator Cartographer
Creator Ottens, Reinier
Role of Creator 2 Cartographer
Creator 2 Ottens, Joshua
Medium ink
Material paper
Technique copperplate engraving
Dimensions H-21.125 W-25.375 inches
Credit line Gift of Jeffery M. Leving, Founder, Fathers’ Rights
Place of Origin Europe/Netherlands/Amsterdam
Subjects North Africa
Mediterranean
Bay of Algeria