Stunning and rare large map of Russia.This is the Jaillot issue of the Sanson map in 1692,not to be confused with the later smaller Jaillot map.Russia near the end of the reign of Alexius Mikhailovich (1629-1676), the son of Michael Romanov and father of Peter the Great. Traditional emblems appear in the cartouche (hunter, forest spirit, a bear skin). The geography is based on recent information, or so the message in the cartouche would have us believe. White Russia is bordered on the west by Poland and Sweden, on the east by Grand Tartary. Original outline colour and coloured cartouches.Very good condition. SOLD

code : M1911


Date : 90/ 1692 Paris

Size : 59*89cms

availability : Sold

Price : Sold

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Alexis Hubert Jaillot (c.1632-1712). In 1664 he married Jeanne Berey, the daughter of Nicolas Berey, the map publisher, and following the death of his father-in-law and his brother-in-law (also Nicolas), the business passed to Jaillot and he was to gain access to much of the stock.

On the death of Nicolas Sanson, his firm passed to his sons Guillaume and Adrien. They took Alexis Hubert Jaillot into partnership in 1671, now well-established at 'Aux Deux Globes', and he was to become second only to Sanson himself among the early school of French cartographers.

A number of Sanson's maps had been prepared but never published and others were in need of revision, so Jaillot began the process of preparing new maps on larger plates. These were published in the "Atlas Nouveau", published from 1681 onwards, although individual maps date from 1672.

After the break-up of his partnership with the Sansons, Jaillot joined with the Amsterdam publisher Pierre Mortier, who engraved virtually identical copies of these large maps, re-issued from 1692 onwards. In a similar vein, Mortier also copied the maps from Jaillot's "Atlas Francois" to be re-issued by him in the "Atlas Royal".

These Jaillot atlases, both in the French and Dutch versions, mark the end of the dominance of the flamboyant Dutch school of cartography, which was superseded by the more scientifically based French school. Jaillot exemplified the scientific approach of the French school, which was to reach full maturity in the next century under Guillaume de l'Isle and his heirs, and Jean Baptist d'Anville, who established France as the centre of European cartography.