Exceptional Publisher's Color Example
Fine old color example of Alexis Hubert Jaillot's fine large map of the Franconia Region, centered on the course of the Main River, from Mainz and Frankfurt to Bamberg and Nuremberg, and further east, into Bohemia.
The map also tracks the course of the Rhine from Spire and Manheim to Mainz.
Other larger cities include Heidelberg, Manheim, Worms, Fulda, Erpach, Wurtburg, Weisbaden, Hall, Ingolstadt, Weissenburg, Regensburg and Erlangen.
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.