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Collection Map Collection
Catalog Number 2014.21.55
Object Name Map
Description Reiner and Joshua Ottens, after Frederick de Wit
Ducatus Bremae & Ferdae Maximaeque Partis Fluminis Visurgis
Hand-colored engraving
Amsterdam, ca. 1745

Map with colored elements by Joshua and Reiner Ottens, cartographers, after Frederick de Wit, cartographer: The Duchies of Bremen and Verden, Northern Territories of the Holy Roman Empire. The regions, cities, towns, et cetera, are clearly identified on the map, larger settlements marked with castle/cathedral icon, i.e. "Bremer Vohrde" middle of map. Borders, some regions, some swamps, some forests, some roads, small islands, and rivers, colored, some texture, some regions, some swamps, some forests, some roads, some rivers, bodies of water, and sandbanks, not colored, some texture. Black and white compass, top right of map. Decorative black and white title and credit cartouche with three cherubs, one holding a key, surrounded by a cornucopia and foliage and two coats of arms, top right of map, three scales, bottom left of map. Measurement marks surround black and yellow double line border. Foxing spots scattered on surface of map, toning and water damage around edges. Two black scuffs, top and bottom right outside of map.
Title Ducatus Bremae & Ferdae Maximaeque Partis Fluminis Visurgis
Date 1740-1749
Role of Creator Cartographer
Creator Ottens, Reinier
Role of Creator 2 Cartographer
Creator 2 Ottens, Joshua
Role of Creator 3 Copy After
Creator 3 De Wit, Frederick
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 Germany
Hamburg
Bremen