"La France Divisee par Departements de Mrs. Les Secretaires d'Estat", Jaillot, Alexis-Hubert
Period: 1724 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
25 x 18 inches
63.5 x 45.7 cm
This stunning map of France shows the country divided into four areas controlled by the four "Secretaires d'Estat." The secretaries are listed as the Comte de Maurepas, Comte de Morville, Comte de St. Florentin and the Marqs. de Breteiul. The legend locates churches, abbeys, universities, Parliament, and more. Beautifully engraved, the map is further decorated with a large title cartouche featuring angels and France's coat-of-arms, plus a wreath-sytle distance cartouche with seven distance scales and Jaillot's imprint.
A very lovely example that is near fine less a small amount of light toning at left. Early, dark impression and fine coloring on a thick sheet with wide margins and large watermark.