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Stock# 56323
Description

Highly detailed chart of the Turkish Empire, and Mediterranean, from Hubert Jaillot.

Extends from the Arabian Peninsula and the Empire of Persia in the east to Algeria, the Balearic Islands, Italy and France in the west.

Includes an elaborate cartouche, coast of arms.

 

Alexis-Hubert Jaillot Biography

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.