C1694

L’ Asie divisee en des Empires, Royaumes, et Estats a l’Usage de Monseigneur le Duc de Bourgogne

Mapmaker:

Alexis Hubert Jaillot (1632- - 1712)

Rare map of Asia by Jaillot, based on Nicholas Sanson’s earlier map of 1650. The map is elegantly decorated with a title panel at top left containing the figures of Asia and Europa holding a crown. At top right is a scale of distances decorated … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

L’ Asie divisee en des Empires, Royaumes, et Estats a l’Usage de Monseigneur le Duc de Bourgogne

Date:

C1694

Mapmaker:

Alexis Hubert Jaillot (1632- - 1712)

Condition:

A little toning to margins, otherwise in good condition with centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring

Image Size: 

580mm 
x 470mm

Paper Size: 

630mm 
x 525mm
AUTHENTICITY
L' Asie divisee en des Empires, Royaumes, et Estats a l'Usage de Monseigneur le Duc de Bourgogne - Antique Map from 1694

Genuine antique
dated:

1694

Description:

Rare map of Asia by Jaillot, based on Nicholas Sanson’s earlier map of 1650.

The map is elegantly decorated with a title panel at top left containing the figures of Asia and Europa holding a crown. At top right is a scale of distances decorated with: swags, wreaths, cornucopia and a pair of camels with handlers. Unlike Sanson’s map, Jaillot has updated the north-eastern coastline by attaching the island of Hokkaido to the mainland, as part of the Yupi peninsula. He also includes a passage north of Japan, named Canal de Piecko and removes Sanson’s Terre de Jesso. Korea is named R. de Tiocencouk ats Caoli ou Coree and depicted as a long narrow peninsula. Northern Australia is shown with the discoveries made by Tasman in 1644, while New Guinea is shown as one undivided landmass.

From the 1670’s a number of similar versions of this map were made, all with the decorative title and scale at top right. It was also reissued by other map makers well into the 18th century. The most common of these has a totally different title L’Asie divisee in ses Principales Regions.... and extends further to the east, omitting northern Australia.

References:

Moreland p.129, Sweet 77.

Mapmaker:

Alexis Hubert Jaillot (1632-1712)

Jaillot was born near Saint Claude in Franche Comte, but moved to Paris in 1657. Originally a sculptor, he took up engraving and cartography after marrying Jeanne, daughter of Nicholas Berey (1606-1665), the publisher, map seller and Enlumineur de la Reine. He quickly established a reputation for his ability and business acumen and was chosen by the sons and heirs of Nicholas Sanson to infuse new life into their business. Jaillot proceeded to re-engraved Sanson’s on a larger scale and these began to appear from 1674 onwards. After the collapse of the Blaeu map publishers empire, following the fire of 1672 which destroyed the company’s premises Paris became the centre of European map making. In 1676 Jaillot was appointed Geographie du Rou to Louise XIV.

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