"Atlas Francois, Contenant les Cartes Geographiques dans les quelles sont tres exactement remarquez les Empires, Monarchies, Royaumes et Estats de l'Europe, de l'Asie, de l'Afrique et de l'Amerique", Jaillot, Alexis-Hubert
Subject: Title Pages
Period: 1695 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
11 x 17.4 inches
27.9 x 44.2 cm
Striking title page from one of the most magnificent sea atlases produced in France. The sheet is filled with mythological figures and angels aboard a ship during a storm. Jaillot, originally a sculptor, became interested in geography after his marriage to the daughter of Nicolas Berey, a famous map colorist. He went into partnership with Sanson's sons and undertook the re-engraving, enlarging and re-publishing of Sanson maps in an effort to fill the gap in the map trade left by the destruction of Blaeu's printing establishment in 1672.
Soil and paper damage in blank margins, else fine.