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Auction 190, Lot 356

"Le Royaume d'Angleterre Distingue en ses Provinces", Sanson/Jaillot

Subject: England & Wales

Period: 1693 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Nouveau...

Color: Hand Color

23 x 30 inches
58.4 x 76.2 cm
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This handsome map of England and Wales also includes a small portion of Ireland's eastern coast, southern Scotland, the Channel Islands, and a stretch of French coastline. England and Wales are divided into counties, and several towns, cities, rivers, and topographical details are shown. The stunning decorative title cartouche features the United Kingdom coat-of-arms with a banner underneath reading Je Maintiendray ("I will maintain," which is strangely enough the motto of the Netherlands), along with trumpeting angels, mermen, and symbols of military might. A second cartouche flanked by putti encloses the six distance scales. A compass rose capped with a fleur-de-lis appears in the Irish Sea. Jaillot, in partnership with the sons of Nicolas Sanson, re-engraved Sanson's map on a larger scale in the 1680s. This particular map was published 20 years later, and while based on Sanson's cartography (who is credited in the cartouche), it is a Jaillot composition. There is an alternate title running along the top neatline: Le Royaume d'Angleterre, Distingue en Ses Provinces; Scavoir en Northumberland, Mercie, East-Angles, Essex, Kent, Sussex, West-Sex, et la Principaute de Galles. Printed on two sheets that have been joined.

References: Shirley (BI to 1750) Jaillot #2, state 2; Pastoureau, JAILLOT I D #82.

Condition: B+

A nice impression with contemporary outline color on bright sheets with a hint of offsetting, an extraneous crease below the centerfold, and very light soiling.

Estimate: $550 - $700

Sold for: $400

Closed on 11/16/2022