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Description

Gorgeous original hand-color example of this detailed map of the southern part of the Isle de France, published by Jaillot in Paris.

Includes an elaborate title cartouche with coat of arms and a decorative scale of miles.

The map extends from the region around Paris in the north, south as far as Nevers.

A superb two-sheet map of the seat of power in France.

Condition Description
Fine original hand-color. Four sheets joined as two.
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.