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136
Ottens, Reinier, and Josua Ottens
GRAND THEATRE DE LA GUERRE EN AMERIQUE SUIVANT LES PLUS NOVELLES OBSERVATIONS DES ESPAGNOLS, ANGLOIS, FRANCOIS & HOLLANDOIS MIS AU JOUR PAR R. & I. OTTENS. [AMSTERDAM]: R. & J. OTTENS, [1740]
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10,00015,000
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136
Ottens, Reinier, and Josua Ottens
GRAND THEATRE DE LA GUERRE EN AMERIQUE SUIVANT LES PLUS NOVELLES OBSERVATIONS DES ESPAGNOLS, ANGLOIS, FRANCOIS & HOLLANDOIS MIS AU JOUR PAR R. & I. OTTENS. [AMSTERDAM]: R. & J. OTTENS, [1740]
Estimate
10,00015,000
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Details & Cataloguing

Fine Printed and Manuscript Americana, Including Cartography

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Ottens, Reinier, and Josua Ottens
GRAND THEATRE DE LA GUERRE EN AMERIQUE SUIVANT LES PLUS NOVELLES OBSERVATIONS DES ESPAGNOLS, ANGLOIS, FRANCOIS & HOLLANDOIS MIS AU JOUR PAR R. & I. OTTENS. [AMSTERDAM]: R. & J. OTTENS, [1740]
Engraved map (35 3/4 x 64 in.; 908 x 1,625 mm), six joined sheets, with eight inset maps, fine contemporary hand-coloring.

Expert repairs to splits at folds and creases.


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Literature

BLMC K.123.9 a-f; NMM B6177/2; Phillips Atlases 3495: 114-119

Catalogue Note

A spectacular large-scale map of the Gulf of Mexico from Florida to Guiana, the West Indies, and whole of Central America: a graphic reminder of the War of Jenkins' Ear.

The War of Jenkins' Ear (1739-1742) took its name from Robert Jenkins, captain of the Rebecca, who claimed that the Spanish had cut off his ear in 1731. Public opinion forced Robert Walpole's government to declare war on 23 October 1739, after Jenkins ear was produced, in a moment of high drama during a debate in the House of Commons. A year later the war merged into the War of the Austrian Succession. The stated reason for the war was the supposed Spanish mistreatment of English seamen; the war, however, is seen as resulting from the commercial rivalry between the Spanish and British in the Caribbean basin.

Fine Printed and Manuscript Americana, Including Cartography

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