Title: Le Comte de Hainaut a l' usage de Monseigneur le duc de Bourgogne
Published : Paris circa 1695 by Hubert Jaillot
Size : circa 20 x 24 inches.
Coloring : fine antique handcoloring
Condition: Fair unfolded map - few wormholes, some oxidation loss to margin, some discoloration - Please see pictures
This Map is an impressive original example of 17th Century cartography. Cities of present day in southern Belgium: Mons (the capital of Hainaut), Ath, Tournai and many more are engraved in detail. Also the northern French centers of Valeniciennes, CambraI and Chimay are represented. A large and finely engraved cartouche occupies the upper left corner. Tables dealing with systems of distance and pictorial classifications of cities, towns, fortifications, cathedrals, monasteries, churches, etc., are seen to the upper right.
JAILLOT, Alexis Hubert [1632-1712] French sculptor, engraver, publisher and cartographer. Native of Franch-Comté, followed his elder brother, Pierre Simon to Paris in 1657. From 1664 he was student at the St. Lucas Academy. In 1665 he was created Sculpteur du Roi & in 1678, Sculpteur & Geographe ordinaire du Roi, official geographer to King Louis XIV. Married twice, firstly Jeanne, daughter of Parisian publisher and mapseller, Nicolas Berey, in 1664, by whom he had seven children. She died 1676 and Jaillot succeeded to the stock of his father-in-law. He remarried the same year Charlotte Orbane, daughter of a rich parfumier, by whom he had a further 8 children. Worked closely with the heirs of Nicolas Sanson, Guillaume & Adrien Sanson, in the late 1660's and early 1670's.
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