1 April 2014
JAILLOT, Alexis Hubert (ca. 1632-1712). L'Amerique Septentrionale divisée en ses principales parties ou sont distingués... les Estats... Francois, Castillians, Anglois, Suedois, Danois, Hollandois... Amsterdam: Covens and Mortier, ca 1710.
Engraved map on two sheets of North America, FINELY COLORED BY A CONTEMPORARY HAND AND HIGHTENED IN GOLD, image 568 x 878 mm (648 x 993 mm sheet). With two large cartouches both flanked by Indians.
A MAGNIFICENTLY COLORED COPY of the Sanson/Jaillot/Mortier map of North America. Jaillot succeeded Sanson's business and undertook the re-engraving and publishing of Sanson's maps and atlases. The Amsterdam publisher Mortier lived in Paris between 1681 and 1685 and was well acquainted with the Sanson/Jaillot maps. "Pieter Mortier deserves our praise for his initiative in the renewal of atlas-cartography in Amsterdam in the 17th-century" (Koeman). McLaughlin 55; Tooley America p.121.
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