Map of the Duchy of Brabant which includes the districts of Leuven, Brussels, Antwerp, and Bosleduc. Includes 2 sheets with 4 city plans and/or views of the areas within northern and southern Brabant. Also includes an alphabetical table of towns and villages within the Duchy of Brabant.
The map illustrates the Duchy of Brabant, detailing the cities of Brussels, Lier, Leuven, Breda, Bruges, Mechelen, Bergen op Zoom, etc. A scale of distance is located at the top left of the map.
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.