JAILLOT, Alexis Hubert (ca.1632-1712). Nova Orbis Tabula, ad usum Serenissimi Burgundiae Ducis...Paris: H. Jaillot, 1694.

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JAILLOT, Alexis Hubert (ca.1632-1712). Nova Orbis Tabula, ad usum Serenissimi Burgundiae Ducis...Paris: H. Jaillot, 1694.

Single sheet (20 4/8 x 25 inches, full margins showing the plate-mark). Fine engraved double-hemisphere map of the world with fine hand-colour in full, the title in a banner across the top edges, and surrounded by an elaborate allegorical border.  

An attractive world map, prepared by Jaillot for his "Atlas Royal" which was published by de Fer in 1695 and again in 1699. Showing the western and northern coastline of Australia and the eastern coastline of New Zealand.  

The Frenchman Alexis-Hubert Jaillot (1632-1712) was born in the small hamlet of Avignon in Franche Comte. In 1657 he traveled to Paris with his brother Simon and found employment as a sculptor. He was fortunate to meet the Flemish engraver Nicolas Berey, the publisher and mapmaker to the Queen. His subsequent marriage to Jeanne Berey resulted in Jaillot joining his father-in-law in trade. Much of Jaillot's work depended on the maps of his predecessor, Nicolas Sanson (1600-1667), the greatest French map-maker of his generation and the founder of the French School of Geography. The great fire of 1672 destroyed the Blaeu mapmaking empire in Holland and Jaillot quickly acted to fill the gap now left in the market. Near 1670, Sanson's sons entered into collaboration with Jaillot to produce the monumental "Atlas Nouveau", which included enlarged and embellished renderings of Sanson's magnificent maps. Jaillot's efforts awarded him the title of Royal Geographer by Louis XIV. Shirley 561.