Here's a guide to the "nearest sea power" in the Mediterranean of the early 17th century.
|Location||Nearest Sea Power|
|Alboran Sea||Spain (1-5), Algiers (Barbary state) (6)|
|Baeleric Sea (includes Gulf of Lion)||Spain (1-4), Barbary states (5), France (6)|
|Ligurian Sea||France (1), Savoy (2-3), Genoa (4-6)|
|Tyrrhenian Sea||Tuscany (1-2), Papal States (3), Spain (Naples) (4-6)|
|Adriatic Sea||Venice (1-4), Ottoman Empire (5), Ragusa (6)|
|Ionian Sea||Spain (Naples) (1-2), Venice (3-4), Ottoman Empire (5), Knights of Saint John (Malta) (6)|
|Aegean Sea||Ottoman Empire (1-6)|
|Sea of Crete||Ottoman Empire (1-3) Venice (4-6)|
|Libyan Sea (includes Gulf of Sidra)||Barbary states (1-2), Ottoman Empire (3-5), Knights of Saint John (6)|
|Levantine Sea||Ottoman Empire (1-6)|
The Libyan Sea stretches along the coast of North Africa from Tunisia to Egypt; the Levantine Sea is the far eastern extent of the Mediterranean Sea from a line running roughly from Rhodes to Alexandria.