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Heritage Editions large decorative World Map (Jaillot, 1696)

Heritage Editions large decorative World Map (Jaillot, 1696)

by Jalliot/Sanson

MAPPE-MONDE GEO-HYDROGRAPHIQUE, ou Description Generale du Globe Terrestre et Aquatique en Deux-Plans Hemispheres... (World Map of Land and Sea, or General Description of the Earth and Water in Two Hemispheres.)

Superb quality Heritage Editions reproduction from a small print run. Reproduced from a large and superbly decorative double-hemisphere map published circa 1696 by French cartographer Alexis-Hubert Jaillot (1632-1712), who re-engraved, enlarged & re-published the maps of historian Nicolas Sanson (1600-1667).

The great age of French cartography began with the maps of Sanson, but credit must also go to Alexandre Jaillot and Pierre Duval for re-engraving Sanson’s maps as many had not been printed prior to his death, and for re-publishing them despite strong competition from the Dutch who continued to dominate the field of map-making until the end of the century.

Size of map is 25 x 36 inches or 64 x 91cm.

Stock Number: HE313Price: $120.00