Striking large and highly detailed map of the Mediterranean and contiguous regions, from Jaillot's monumental atlas. The map has a some extra creasing at the 3 folds and a few extra creases in the lower corner, as well as some minor offsetting and soiling at the folds. Nevertheless, a good example of this large format map, which rarely appears on the market.
Alexis-Hubert Jaillot (ca. 1632-1712) was one of the most important French cartographers of the seventeenth century. Jaillot traveled to Paris with his brother, Simon, in 1657, hoping to take advantage of Louis XIV's call to the artists and scientists of France to settle and work in Paris. Originally a sculptor, he married the daughter of Nicholas Berey, Jeanne Berey, in 1664, and went into partnership with Nicholas Sanson's sons. Beginning in 1669, he re-engraved and often enlarged many of Sanson's maps, filling in the gap left by the destruction of the Blaeu's printing establishment in 1672.