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Remarkable large format map of Normandie, in old color. Colored by regions.

Ornate cartouche with coats of arms and smaller second cartouche. 

Condition Description
Old color. Outlines of greens oxidized and cracked, with archival reinforcement on verso. A bit of misfolding and some cracking due to the verdigris, supported on the verso with archival tape.
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.