Decorative 2 sheet map of the region around Paris, by one of the leading map makers in Paris during the late 17th and early 18th Centuries.
The map is centered on Paris and extend to Champaigne, Rouens, Montreaux, Fountainblaeu and Courville.
Tremendous detail, including the smallest towns, churches, roads, rivers, lakes and other minor details.
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.