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Stock# 58872
Description

Striking double hemisphere map of the World, including the latest discoveries.

Shows California as an island, unknown southern continent and partial New Zealand and Australia. The map also includes the mythical land bridge between Japan and the west coast of North America and early Great Lakes projection.

Condition Description
Two tears into image from left and right sides expertly mended. Another tear running to South America, repaired on verso.
Reference
Shirley 462.
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.