Description: We offer an excellent map of Russia by Reinier and Joshua Ottens. The image is 18 ½” x 26”, laid to thin cardstock 19 ½" x 26 ½”. Engraved on laid paper with vivid hand coloring in rich golden green, merlot and yellow.
The illustrated cartouche in the lower left reads: “Carte Nouvelle de Tout l'Empire de la Grande Russie dans l'Estat ou Il S'est Trouvé à la Mort de Pierre le Grand, dressée sur des observations toutes nouvelles et dediée à l'immortelle memoire de ce grand monarque, avec privilege, à Amsterdam.” (New Map of the Empire of the Great Russia in its State at the Death of Peter the Great, drawn upon all new observations and dedicated to the immortal memory of this great monarch, with privilege , in Amsterdam.) Reinier and Joshua Ottens were print publishing partners and brothers. They founded their business in 1726 as R & I Ottens in Amersterdam. Much of their business was printing older plates. Lower right corner states: "a Amsterdam Chez R & I Ottens".
Condition: Laid to thin cardstock. The map retains its vivid original hand coloring and is in good condition overall with no tears.