Detailed map of Spanish Brabant, extending from Ghent, Oudenaerde and the Escaut River in the west to the Anvers (Antwerp) and Louvain Quarters in the east, centered on Brussells, Louvain, LIege and Antwerp.
An early edition of the map, but Jaillot, based upon the earlier work of Sanson.
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.