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Antique Map of The English Channel by Jaillot (16371)
Cartographer : Alexis Hubert Jaillot
Title : Carte De La Manche faite par ordre du Roy..a Paris...1692
Date : 1692
Size : 38in x 25in (960mm x 635mm)
Description :

This very large, beautifully hand coloured original 1st edition antique map of English Channel - or La Manche as it is known in French - by Alexis Hubert Jaillot, after Nicolas Sanson - was engraved in 1692 - the date is engraved in the title - and was published in the 1693 edition of Le Neptune Francois.
A beautiful scarce sea chart showing the English Channel, with the coastline of France from La Baie de Douarnenez to Dunkerque, and the coastline of England from Stroble head to Manning Tree.

After Nicolas Sanson, Hubert Jaillot and Pierre Duval were the most important French cartographers of the seventeenth centuries. Jaillot, originally a sculptor, became interested in geography after his marriage to the daughter of Nicolas Berey (1606-65), a famous map colourist, and went into partnership in Paris with Sanson's sons. There, from about 1669, he undertook the re-engraving, enlarging and re-publishing of the Sanson maps in sheet form and in atlases, sparing no effort to fill the gap in the map trade left by the destruction of Blaeu's printing establishment in Amsterdam in 1672. Many of his maps were printed in Amsterdam (by Pierre Mortier) as well as in Paris. One of his most important works was a magnificent sea atlas, Le Neptune François, published in 1693 and compiled in co-operation with J D Cassini. This was re-published shortly afterwards by Pierre Mortier in Amsterdam with French, Dutch and English texts, the charts having been re-engraved. Eventually, after half a century, most of the plates were used again as the basis for a revised issue published by J N Bellin in 1753.(Ref: Tooley; M&B)

General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color: - off white
Age of map color: - Original
Colors used: - Yellow, green, red, brown.
General color appearance: - Authentic and fresh
Paper size: - 38in x 25in (960m x 635mm)
Plate size: - 32 1/2in x 23 1/2in (825mm x 5955mm)
Margins: - Min 1in (25mm)

Margins: - None
Plate area: - None
Verso: - None

Condition : (A+) Fine Condition

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