Detailed map of the region bounded by the Alps in the North of the Gulf of Genoa in the south.
The map is centered on the course of the Po River and extending west to Provence, Grenoble and Lake Geneva, centered on Lago Maggiore and Lago di Como and the area around Milan. Marvelous detail.
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.