Auction 114, Lot 6

"Atlas Francois, Contenant les Cartes Geographiques…", Jaillot, Alexis-Hubert

Subject: Title Pages

Period: 1695 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

11.2 x 17.3 inches
28.4 x 43.9 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.


Condition: A

A little soiling and paper edge roughness in blank margins. Dark impression and fine coloring.

Estimate: $275 - $325

Sold for: $325

Closed on 3/1/2006