Auction 136, Lot 674

"L'Asie Divisee en ses Principales Regions…", Sanson/Jaillot

Subject: Asia

Period: 1708 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

25.2 x 17.8 inches
64 x 45.2 cm

Originally a sculptor, Alexis-Hubert Jaillot began his career in map-making after marrying the daughter of Nicolas Berey. His skill as an engraver and his business acumen brought him to the attention of Nicolas Sanson's heirs, who hired him to breath new life into their business at about the same time that Blaeu's important printing works was destroyed by fire. Jaillot re-engraved Sanson' important maps on an enlarged scale and published them first in Paris and later printed by Pierre Mortier in Amsterdam. This map of Asia is based on Sanson's 1650 map, but this version has eastern borders that do not extend as far as Jaillot's 1692 version. The island of Hokkaido is attached to the mainland as part of the Yupi peninsula and a huge Terre de Iesso (the name normally associated with Hokkaido) appears to the east. Korea is shown as an elongated peninsula. In the East Indies, New Guinea is divided into Terre de Papous and Nouvelle Guinee.

References: cf Yeo #76, #77.

Condition: B

Repairs made on the lower fold with creasing along fold and a tiny hole near <i>Nova Zemba <i>.

Estimate: $650 - $800


Closed on 6/1/2011