Le duché de Luxembourg divisé en quartier Wallon, et allemand dans chacun desquels sont diviséz les seigneuries, prevostés et comtés, le duché de Bouillon, le comté de Namur, etc.
23.5 x 27.5 in (59.69 x 69.85 cm)
1 : 287050
This is a large, impressive 1692 Alexis-Hubert Jaillot map of Luxembourg and parts of Belgium. Focused on the region between the Meuse and Moselle Rivers, the map depicts in minute detail from Rocroy in the west to Virnenbourg in the east and from Liege in the north to Thionville in the south. An elaborate allegorical cartouche appears in the lower right quadrant. Additional, less decorative, cartouches in the upper right and lower left feature a key and distance scale, respectively. Map names major and minor towns, rivers, counties, some topographical features, and political districts.
Publication HistoryPublished in the 1692 Pierre Mortier Amsterdam edition of Jaillot's Atlas Nouveau.
Alexis-Hubert Jaillot (c. 1632- 1712) followed Nicholas Sanson (1600 - 1667) and his descendants in ushering in the great age of French Cartography in the late 17th and 18th century. The publishing center of the cartographic world gradually transitioned from Amsterdam to Paris following the disastrous inferno that destroyed the preeminent Blaeu firm in 1672. Hubert Jaillot was born in Franche-Comte and trained as a sculptor. When he married the daughter of the enlumineur de ala Reine, Nicholas Berey, he found himself positioned to inherit a lucrative map and print publishing firm. When Nicholas Sanson, the premier French cartographer of the day, died Jaillot negotiated with his heirs to republish much of Sanson's work. Though not a cartographer himself, Jaillot's access to the Sanson plates enabled him to publish numerous maps and atlases with only slight modifications and updates to the plates. As a sculptor and an artist, Jaillot's maps were particularly admired for their elaborate and meaningful allegorical cartouches and other decorative elements. Jaillot used his allegorical cartouche work to extol the virtues of the Sun King Louis IV, and his military and political triumphs. These earned him the patronage of the French crown who used his maps in the tutoring of the young Dauphin. In 1686 he was awarded the title of Geographe du Roi, bearing with it significant prestige and the yearly stipend of 600 Livres. Jaillot was one of the last French map makers to acquire this title. Louis XV, after taking the throne, replaced the position with the more prestigious and singular title of Premier Geographe du Roi. Jaillot died in Paris in 1712. His most important work was his 1693 Le Neptune Francois. Jalliot was succeed by his son, Bernard-Jean-Hyacinthe Jaillot (1673 - 1739), grandson, Bernard-Antoine Jaillot (???? – 1749) and the latter's brother-in-law, Jean Baptiste-Michel Renou de Chauvigné-Jaillot (1710 - 1780).
Jaillot, H., Atlas Nouveau, (Amsterdam: Pierre Mortier) 1692.
Very good. Even overall toning. Original platemark visible. Minor wear on original centerfold.
OCLC 494822268. Pastoureau, Mireille, Les Atlas Francais, XVIe-XVIIe Siecles Repertoire bibliographique et etude, Jaillot I-F,98. Phillips (Atlases) #3448, V4-104.