An exceptional old color example of this scarce map of the Savoye region, topped by Lake Geneva.
The color in this example is truly extraordinary. The map is adorned with a title cartouche decorated with a globe crowned with fleurs de lys and two characters.
The map is centered on Lake Annecy.
The map was also issued by Pierre Du Val, with the date of 1691.
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.