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Description

Scarce antique engraved map of the Provence in southern France, published by Alexis-Hubert Jaillot, and reissued by the Ottens firm in Amsterdam after 1726.

The map covers most of the important ports of the French Riviera.

Condition Description
Original hand-color. Minor, shallow damage to the edges of the paper, particularly in the lower-right corner.
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.