Attractive large-format map depicting Hainault, Belgium. Embellished with a large title-cartouche.
Made by after an anonymous artist.
Medium: engraving / etching with original old outline hand colouring on hand laid (verge) paper.
Sheet size: 76 x 54.5 cm (29.92 x 21.46 inch). Image size: 72 x 51.5 cm. (28.35 x 20.28 inch).
Condition: good, given age. Very strong impression. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
COMTE DE HAYNAUT-HAINAULT-BELGIUM-WALLONIA-FRANCE | DP-A1-002-07
This antique map by Jaillot was published in Paris ca. 1700. .
Biography engraver: Artists and Engravers: Alexis Hubert Jaillot (1632-1712) , was a French sculptor, engraver, publisher and cartographer. Native of Franch-Comte, followed his elder brother, Pierre Simon to Paris in 1657. From 1664 he was student at the St. Lucas Academy. In 1665 he was created Sculpteur du Roi & in 1678, Sculpteur & Geographe ordinaire du Roi, official geographer to King Louis XIV. He worked closely with the heirs of Nicolas Sanson, Guillaume & Adrien Sanson, in the late 1660’s and early 1670’s. His most famous works include the Atlas Nouveau, first published in 1674 (reissued in numerous editions, including Dutch editions by Mortier and Covens and Mortier) and Neptune Francois (1692) and Atlas Francais (1695). He also reissued the series of 4 Willem Blaeu Continental Wall maps in about 1669 with French border texts. The family remained closely involved in cartography, Alexis Hubert being succeeded by his son, Bernard Jean Hyacinthe Jaillot (1673-1739) and grandson, Bernard Antoine Jaillot (d.1749) and the latter’s brother-in-law, Jean Baptiste-Michel Renou de Chauvignon-Jaillot (1710-1780). At the latter’s death, the stock of Jaillot was liquidated in auction in 1781, most being melted down. However a few plates were purchased by the French cartographer Jean-Claude Dezauche, which appeared in his Catalogue of November 1781 and Desnos, who in 1789 reissued the 6-sheet map of Asia by Sanson-Jaillot.
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