Joachim Ottens

(1663–1719)

Ottens Family

Joachim Ottens, initially an engraver, was the founder of the Ottens firm, in 1711: a publishing and printing business, selling books, maps, and views. His sons, Joshua and Reinier Ottens continued the firm, changing its name in 1726 to R & I Ottens’. On the death of Reinier I in 1750, his son Reinier II continued his work, but with reversed order of names, as Joshua & Reinier Ottens, until 1765. Joshua’s widow, Johanna de Lindt, held sale of their engraved plates in 1784 (see Hollstein p.16).