Decorative large format map of the British Isles, embellished with two large cartouches.
Jaillot was the successor to the Sanson publishing family and in 1674 he set out to publish a series of large scale 2-sheet maps, based upon the maps (published and unpublished) left to him by Sanson. Later, the 2-sheet maps were published concurrently by Jalliot and Mortier in Amsterdam.
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.