Title in the cartouches. LES ISLES BRITANNIQUES, qui contiennent les ROYAUMES d’ANGLETERRE, ESCOSSE, et IRLANDE, distingués en leurs principales Provinces, subdivisées en leurs Shireries, ou Comtés, Tiré de G. Gordon et de B. Boazius, Par le S. SANSON Geographe Ordinaire du Roy. Présenté A MONSEIGNEUR LE DAUPHIN, Par son tres-humble, tres-obeissant et tres-fidele Alexis Hubert Iaillot. A PARIS chez H. IAILLOT joignat les grands Augustins, aux deux Globes, Avec Privilege du Roy pour Vingt Ans 1696. The map is decorated with two majestual and nice cartouches. We can see Neptune in the upper cartouche. Nicolas Sanson d’Abbeville was to bring about the rise of French cartography, although the fierce competition of the Dutch would last until the end of the century. His success was partly owing to the partnership with the publisher Pierre Mariette. In 1657 Pierre Mariette died, however his son, also named Pierre, co-published Les Cartes Générales de toutes les parties du Monde the following year. It was the first folio French produced world atlas. In many ways, Alexis-Hubert Jaillot is seen as the cartographer who continued the endeavour begun by Nicolas Sanson of improving the quality of French mapmaking. He was born in Franche-Comté around 1632, and with his brother Simon he travelled in 1657 to Paris to work. Alexis-Hubert’s future was determined largely by his marriage to Jeanne Berey in 1664, the daughter of Nicolas Berey, a merchant of engravings. Alexis-Hubert found himself drawn into the business following the deaths of his father-in-law the following year, and his brother-in-law Nicolas II in 1667. From the latter’s widow, Alexis-Hubert Jaillot and his wife acquired the geographical parts of the business. The idea for L’Atlas Nouveau began before 1670; it was a big larger format of Sanson’s successful work. However, Alexis-Hubert had to return to Guillaume and Adrien Sanson, the sons of Nicolas, to provide the necessary capital to begin the project; The initial contract committed the brothers Sanson to provide eighteen maps, including this one. Further contracts followed over the years. By 1681, Jaillot had enough material to publish L’Atlas Nouveau. With the destruction of the Blaeu family business by fire in 1672, and the general lack of other competition, a ready market for a quality atlas had grown. Further editions appeared in 1684 and 1689. The relationship between Hubert Jaillot and the Sanson brothers, appears to have broken down altogether by 1690. In that year, Pierre Mortier began a work with an edition in Amsterdam. It is known that he had permission to do this and it is presumed to have been with Jaillot, rather than the Sansons. The latter’s editions appears in eighteen century. Jaillot died in 1712 and the business was largely passed to his son, Bernard-Jean-Haycinthe, and then, to his son, Bernard-Antoine. Edition: A Paris, chez H. Size with margins : 63 x 96 cm / 24,8 x 37,7 inches. Condition : handed colors, on strong paper, very good condition. WE DON’T SELL LASER AND COPIES MAPS, ALL WE SELL IS ORIGINAL AND ANTIQUE. Due to the age an type of paper, some imperfections are to be expected. Please examine the images provided carefully, and if you have any questions please ask and we will be happy to help you. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “efi6″ and is located in this country: FR. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Cartographer/Publisher: Nicholas Sanson
- Printing Technique: Copper Plate
- Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
- Format: Wall Map
- Year: 1696
- Date Range: 1600-1699
- Country/Region: England, Ireland, Scotland, United Kingdom, Wales