Exceptional Publisher's Color Example
Fine old color example of Alexis Hubert Jaillot's fine large map of the upper Rhine Region.
The map extends from Cologne in the west to Frankfurt in the south and Marburg and Giessen at the center.
Jaillot references his source as Nicolas Sanson, who was for many years the Royal Geographer to the King of France.
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.