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SANSON, N and JAILLOT, A.H. - Estates de Pologne Subdivisses suinant l'Estendue des Palatinats.
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Estates de Pologne Subdivisses suinant l'Estendue des Palatinats. - SANSON, N and JAILLOT, A.H.
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Title : Estates de Pologne Subdivisses suinant l'Estendue des Palatinats..
Map maker : SANSON, N and JAILLOT, A.H..
Date : Paris, 1690.
Size : 24.5 x 27.5 inches. / 62.2 x 69.9 cm.
Colouring : Original color
Description :Large scale map of Poland and Lithuania, including the surrounding bordering regions of Hungary, Austria and Russia. Rivers, lakes, forest, mountains and major cities and towns are depicted. A decorative title cartouche is at the top left corner, and a cartouche with a distance key is shown at the top right corner. Very brilliant original coloring.
Born in Avignon, Alexis-Hubert Jaillot came to Paris in 1657 with his brother Simon, and both became sculptors. In 1664, Jaillot married the daughter of Nicolas Berey, an established mapmaker, and soon joined his father-in-law in the trade. Within a few years, Jaillot became the successor to Nicolas Sanson, the greatest French mapmaker of the seventeenth century. In 1669, Jaillot undertook the re-engraving, enlarging and re-publishing of the Sanson maps in sheet form and in atlases, sparing no effort to fill the gap in the map trade left by the destruction of Blaeu's printing establishment in Amsterdam in 1672-one of the most productive cartographic establishment in the Netherlands.
Jaillot redrew Sanson's maps with many additions and corrections and fresh embellishments. Jaillot's maps are considered to be among the most decorative ever done. They are justly famed for their large size and baroque ornamentation, and do considerable justice to their maker who was the court geographer to Louis XIV.
In 1690, Pierre Mortier began to publish Sanson's and Jaillot's maps from his Amsterdam firm.
Condition : Very minor discoloration on the lower left paper margin, otherwise excellent condition.
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