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which offers fine and rare maps and views, atlases, prints and travel books for more than 18 years.
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Lot 27. JAILLOT, A.H. - Theatre de la Terre Saincte qui represente les lievx ou sont faits
les miracles combats et belles actions contenves au Vieil et Nouveau Testament. Paris, 1697. 640 x 1357mm.
A very important wall-map of the Holy Land printed from six copperplates of which only 3 other copies are known. Six sheets
joined with a descriptive text pasted along the bottom. Dimensions of the map comprising the 12 vignettes : 794 x 1390 mm.
Dimensions of the descriptive text : 210 x 1410 mm.
The map has been folded and presents a few tears along the folds.
Paper losses in the right part of the map affecting the dedication, the Red Sea, the region of Heliopolis and, in the lower
part the Nile and one loss above the Carmel Mountain.
The descriptive text at bottom is browned with large tears and small loss of paper but paper is still sound.
More detailed images available upon request
Estimation 6.000 / 8.000 euros
Result 28,000 euros
The map is dated 1697 and is signed in upper right corner in a square box "A Paris chez Hubert Jailliot près les grands Augustins au bout du pont
neuf 1697". Oriented to the east, showing, at top middle, a large town plan
of ancient Jerusalem and, bottom left, a view of modern Jerusalem. In the upper part above the “Red Sea”, the town of Mecca
has been represented and is called : « Mecque Ville magnifique de l’Arabie heureuse en la puiss.ce des Turcs les quels y
vont en pèlerinage pour honorer Mahomet, quils croient y estre né, et ou est le lieu de Sa Sépulture devant laquelle trois mil
cierges brusle incessament ».
The shore line running from Sidon to Alexandria and inland from the Mediterranean to the east bank of the Jordan. The map
figures numerous biblical places, facts or events like an illustration showing Jonah being thrown from a vessel into the sea,
and the whale opening its mouth. The map is illustrated with small plans and views of the main towns and drawings representing
the main events in the Bible.
Along the top, 12 vignettes showing scenes of the Creation until the Expulsion of Adam and Eve from Paradise.
A cartouche, in the upper right corner surrounded with draperies, serves as introduction and as dedication to the subject
: “À Messeigneurs du clergé de France, assemblé à Paris” (To the Lords of the clergy of France, assembled in Paris).
Pasted to the map, along the bottom, a descriptive text : “Description de la Terre Sainte, des tribus, des villes et des
lieux ou sont faits les miracles…” and signed A PARIS, Chez le Sieur Jaillot, Géographe du Roy, proche les Grands Augustins,
aux deux Globes, 1723.
Avec Privilege de Sa Majesté."
According to Poortman the map is a variant on the wall map by Johannes van Deutecum. Jaillot made variations in the design and added along the top, 12 vignettes showing scenes of the Creation until the Expulsion of Adam and Eve from Paradise.
The plan of Jerusalem is after Visscher.
Recorded examples :
- Private collection. Map dated 1697 and bottom text dated 1696. "A PARIS, Chez Hubert Jaillot, Géographe du Roy, proche les Grands Augustins, aux deux Globes, 1696. Avec Privilege de Sa Majesté."
- Eran Laor Cartographic Collection at the Jewish National and University Library in Jerusalem. Map dated 1697 and bottom text dated 1723. "A PARIS, Chez le Sieur Jaillot, Géographe du Roy, proche les Grands Augustins, aux deux Globes, 1723. Avec Privilege de Sa Majesté. Also with browning of text paper.
- This example. Map dated 1697 and bottom text dated 1723 - identical in the Laor collection.
- Collection of the “Treasury of Liege”, Liege, Belgium. Map dated 1697 but without the bottom text.
Reference : Laor, Maps of the Holy Land, 370.
Poortman, Kaarten in Bijbels.
Alexis-Hubert Jaillot (1632-1712), géographe du roi.
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.
His most famous works include the Atlas Nouveau, first published in 1674 (reissued in numerous editions, including Dutch editions by Mortier and Covens and Mortier) and Neptune François  and Atlas Français .
He also reissued the series of 4 Willem Blaeu Continental Wall maps in about 1669 with French border texts.
The family remained closely involved in cartography, Alexis Hubert being succeeded by his son, Bernard Jean Hyacinthe Jaillot [1673-1739] and grandson, Bernard Antoine Jaillot [d.1749] and the latter's brother-in-law, Jean Baptiste-Michel Renou de Chauvigné-Jaillot [1710-1780].
At the latter's death, the stock of Jaillot was liquidated in auction in 1781, most being melted down. However a few plates were purchased by the French cartographer Jean-Claude Dezauche, which appeared in his Catalogue of November 1781 and Desnos, who in 1789 reissued the 6-sheet map of Asia by Sanson-Jaillot.
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