The Moselle, Saar, Rhine and Lower Alsace Region
Exceptional old color example of Jaillot's map of the region bounded in the east by the Rhine River, published by Jaillot in Paris.
The map extends north to include Coblenz and Munster and south to Phalsbourg (Philippsburg) and Sarbourg (Saarbrucken) and Ft. Louis on the Rhine.
larger cities include Mainz, Landau, Spire, Manheim, Worms, and Kaiserlautern.
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.