Ottens’ Map of Algeria

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Title

Ottens’ Map of Algeria

Mapmaker(s)

OTTENS, Joshua, OTTENS, Renier

Place of publication

Amsterdam

Date of publication

c.1730

Colour

original

Printed Area Measurements

44.5 x 56 cm

Full Description

Copper engraving, 44.5 x 56 cms, original hand-colour, blank verso; map of Algeria with an inset of the Bay of Algiers. Ottoman Algeria was a hub of privateering and the Mediterranean slave trade. Well known to European map-makers since Roman times, the threat from the Barbary prirates kept interest in north Africa current.