Striking old color example of this two sheet regional map of Champagne and neighboring regions.
Extends south to Dijon, Semeur and Cosne, west to Melun, Lagny and Mondidier, north to Bavay and Chuyn and east to Arlon, Hatton Chastel, and Aigremont. Also shows Auxerre, Troyes, Rheims, Soissons, Chaalons, Laon and La Capelle.
Two large decorative cartouches.
Alexis-Hubert Jaillot (ca. 1632-1712) was one of the most important French cartographers of the seventeenth century. Jaillot traveled to Paris with his brother, Simon, in 1657, hoping to take advantage of Louis XIV's call to the artists and scientists of France to settle and work in Paris. Originally a sculptor, he married the daughter of Nicholas Berey, Jeanne Berey, in 1664, and went into partnership with Nicholas Sanson's sons. Beginning in 1669, he re-engraved and often enlarged many of Sanson's maps, filling in the gap left by the destruction of the Blaeu's printing establishment in 1672.