Spectacular full original color example of Jaillot's map of Ireland, one of the best large format maps of Ireland issued in the 18th Century. Shows towns, roads, rivers, lakes, counties, mountains, islands, banks and a host of other fine details. Stunning large cartouche, with coat of arms and other embellishments and a decorative compass rose. An unusual map large format map which almost never appears in full color. Minor marginal repair at the bottom, else a near flawless example.
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.