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Superb Large Map of the Peloponnesus.

Alexis Hubert Jaillot. The Peloponnessus with the Islands of Zakinthos, Kefalonia, Kythera and Levkada. " La Morée Et les Isles de Zante, Cefalonie, Ste. Maura, Cerigo &c..." A Paris. "Chez H Jaillot joignant les grandes Augustins, aux 2 globes" 1692
Large double page copper engraved map of of the Peloponnesus after Sanson, from Jaillot's "Atlas Nouveau"1698. Original full wash colour; verso blank.
The large impressive map extends from just north of the gulf of Corinth and includes the Ionian islands of Levkada, Kefalonia ,Zakinthos and Kythera; decorative title cartouche including a victory wreath of olive branches with the Lion of Venice triumphant above the crescent of the Ottomans. surrounded by 12 vignette plans of the ports and castles captured by the Venetians; Passava 1685, Chiefela 1685, Navarin 1686, Zarnata 1685. Mistra autrofois Sparte 1687, Patras 1687, Napoli de Romanie 1686, Malvasia 1687, Dardenelle de Lapante 1687, Calamata 1687 Coron 1685, Modon 1685.
Scale to lower right corner. Light toning and some slight off setting.
Mounted in line washed passpartout.

Alexis-Hubert Jaillot (1632-1712), French cartographer & publisher.
In 1665 Jaillot became Sculpteur du Roi & in 1678, Sculpteur & Geographe ordinaire du Roi, official geographer to King Louis XIV.
He worked closely with the heirs of Nicolas Sanson, Guillaume & Adrien Sanson, in the late 1660's and early 1670's and redrew Nicolas Sanson's maps on a larger scale, issued in his 'Atlas Nouveau' .

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) ;the "Neptune François" [1692] & the " Atlas François"[1694 & 1705].

Nicolas Sanson (1600-1667) French cartogrpher
appointed 'Geographe Ordinaire du Roi',to Louis XIII one of his duties being to tutor the King in geography. He is considered by many to be the originator of the great age of French cartography.
Zacherakis: 3163/2072; listed under Sanson, 565 by 850mm (22¼ by 33½ inches).   ref: 3066  €1650

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