"L'Afrique Divisee Suivant l'Estendue de ses Principales Parties…", Jaillot, Alexis-Hubert
Period: 1685 (published)
Color: Hand Color
35 x 22.5 inches
88.9 x 57.2 cm
This striking map is Jaillot's first of the continent and is a larger version of Sanson's earlier map. The source of the Nile is shown emanating from two lakes below the equator. A large section of South America is shown and two St. Helena islands appear - a common error in maps from this period. The large distance scale cartouche has six scales. The very large and decorative title cartouche includes a tumult of figures, cornucopias, elephant, crocodile, lion and ostrich under the coat of arms of the Dauphin. Two sheets joined, as issued, from the uncommon second edition.
References: Norwich #46, Tooley (AF) p.56, plt. #41.
One spot of foxing and a couple of smudges, otherwise fine.