Antique Print-BRITTANY-SEA CHART-BRETAGNE-FRANCE-Jaillot-Mortier-1693
Antique Print-BRITTANY-SEA CHART-BRETAGNE-FRANCE-Jaillot-Mortier-1693

Antique Print-BRITTANY-SEA CHART-BRETAGNE-FRANCE-Jaillot-Mortier-1693

Original Antique Maps and Prints. Description: From:’La Neptune Francois’, by Jaillot, published in Amsterdam by Pieter Mortier. First published in 1693 as a result of an initiative by the minister Colbert. Original full size Atlas sheet. This sea chart includes extensive rhumb lines and a key describing the quality of the terrains along the coast. Islands and coastal settlements are labeled, including forts, ports, and villages. Highly detailed lines and soundings could help direct ships around the many small islands and narrow inlets. Artists and Engravers: Made by an anonymous engraver after’Alexis Hubert Jaillot’. He joined the Sanson heirs and redrew Nicolas Sanson’s maps on a larger scale. The 18th century Dutch map trade could build on their reputation that originated from the Golden Age much longer than was assumed until now. Most likely this company was the largest map trader of his days. Thousand of maps were brought on the market by Covens & Mortier, often edited from earlier sources and all members of this firm were gifted with a great commercial talent. Pieter and David Mortier were booksellers in Paris and have published a wide range of geographical works. After Pieter’s death, his widow continued the business until their son Cornelius took over. Cornelius started a partnership with his brother-in-law Johannes Covens and established the famous publishing house “Covens and Mortier” in Amsterdam. They have re-issued Atlases of Sanson, de l’Isle, Visscher and de Wit. Subject: Antique print, titled:’No. Carte Generale des Costes de Bretagne’ – (General map of the Brittany coasts) Fine large overview coastal map / seachart of Brittany, France. Condition: Very good, given age. Original middle fold as issued. A few small tears in paper edges, not effecting image. Please study scan carefully. Size (in cm): The overall size is ca. 93.5 x 64 cm. The image size is ca. 75 x 54 cm. Size (in inch): The overall size is ca. 36.8 x 25.2 inch. 29.5 x 21.3 inch. Medium: Engraving on handlaid (verge type) paper. Watermark: Letters (to be deciphered). ThePrintsCollector – Laurentius Old Master Prints Peter Cornelissen, Frans Laurentius, Joost Bos Margo van Latum-van Dongen, Frank van Latum Located in Zeeland (Noord-Brabant) – The Netherlands. GO TO OUR STORE and explore our huge collection of fine antique maps and prints. FIND SIMILAR ITEMS IN OUR STORE. Visit our Store: we would like to invite you to review similar items in our Store or to browse through all other items in our Store. We are confident that you will find very special unique antique maps and prints in our Store. It is our privilege to have you as a customer. The item “Antique Print-BRITTANY-SEA CHART-BRETAGNE-FRANCE-Jaillot-Mortier-1693″ is in sale since Monday, October 23, 2017. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “theprintscollector” and is located in Zeeland. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Condition: Used
  • Subject: Topographical
  • Date of Creation: Antique (Pre-1900)
  • Print Type: Engraving
  • Listed By: Dealer or Reseller
  • Size: Large (up to 60in.)
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