Auction 124, Lot 405

"Les Isles Britanniques qui contiennent les Royaumes d'Angleterre, Escosse, et Irlande…", Jaillot, Alexis-Hubert

Subject: Britain

Period: 1696 (dated)

Publication: Atlas nouveau…

Color: Hand Color

23.5 x 19 inches
59.7 x 48.3 cm

A decorative map of the British Isles that features two decorative cartouches. The title cartouche is embellished with putti, Neptune, Mercury and other allegorical figures. Britain is shown in fine detail with hundreds of place names in this finely engraved map. The title is repeated across the top in Latin. Jaillot was the successor to the Sanson publishing family and this map follows the geography of Nicolas Sanson. Large inset details the Shetland, Faroe and Orkney Islands.

References: Phillips (A) #5953-15; Shirley (BI) Jaillot 4.

Condition: B

The map has a few spots, and there are paper repairs at right and left margins and along lower centerfold to close a split. Close margins (1/4") at sides.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $375

Closed on 5/7/2008