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Zelandiae Comitatus novissima tabula.Amsterdam, widow of Joachim Ottens and sons [or Reinier and Josua Ottens], [ca. 1724 or 1747]. Imperial folio (57 x 36.5 cm). Comprising 9 untrimmed engraved sheets (each 56.5 x 66 cm; plate size 46.5 x 53.5 cm) that, if assembled, would give a map image of about 139 x 159 cm. Modern half calf.
J. Groote, ed., Visscher-Roman kaart van Zeeland (1973), p. [7]; IKAR (4 copies); Koeman III, p. 88, item 153; V.d. Krogt, Advertenties 924, 928, 930, 943, 944. Magnificent large wall-map of Zeeland at a scale of about 1:42,000, known as the "Visscher-Roman" wall map, here as revised ca. 1724 by Reinier Ottens and published by the Ottens family. The map was originally produced in or shortly before 1655 by the Amsterdam engraver and map and atlas publisher Nicolaus Visscher I (1618-1679) and then or soon after published together with the Middelburg bookseller and publisher Zacharias Roman (1595-ca. 1675). Andries de Leth managed the firm for Visscher's widow and took it over in 1720. Around that time many of Visscher's plates were dispersed and the widow Ottens and sons must have acquired the Zeeland plates. They traded under that name from the death of Joachim Ottens, buried 28 June 1719, to the death of his widow, buried 6 February 1725. Reinier Ottens (1698-1750) revised the Zeeland map for publication with the plates in the present states, with new title-cartouches in three of the plates, each with the imprint of the widow Ottens and sons, so shortly before February 1725. Although no states are known with the imprint of Reinier and Josua Ottens, they advertised both the 9-sheet map and the 3 separately issued parts in 1747 and 1748, so they probably reprinted the maps without revising the plates in 1747.Each map is mounted on a stub, so that it can open flat. In fine condition, with only a small marginal smudge and occasional minor spots, and wholly untrimmed, preserving all of the deckles. The binding very good, with the corners slightly scuffed. A fine copy of a magnificent wall map of Zeeland, engraved in 1655 and here revised ca. 1724.
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