1705 Alexis Jaillot Very Large Antique Map of The Source of the Danube River

1705 Alexis Jaillot Very Large Antique Map of The Source of the Danube River
1705 Alexis Jaillot Very Large Antique Map of The Source of the Danube River
1705 Alexis Jaillot Very Large Antique Map of The Source of the Danube River
1705 Alexis Jaillot Very Large Antique Map of The Source of the Danube River

1705 Alexis Jaillot Very Large Antique Map of The Source of the Danube River
Le Cours du Danube depuis sa Source jusques a Straubing, ou sont exactenent distingu├ęs Les Estats qui sont dessus et aux environs / Par le S. Iaillot, Geographe ordinaire du Roy.

37in x 23in (940mm x 585mm). This original very large copper plate engraved hand coloured antique map of the source of The Danube River, from Rottweil, Baden-W├╝rttemberg Germany to Passau in Lower Bavaria, Germany by Alexis Hubert Jaillot was published in 1705. This map has lost 2/3rds of the second right hand side map. Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable Paper color : - off white Age of map color: - Original Colors used: - Blue General color appearance: - Authentic Paper size: - 37in x 23in (940mm x 585mm) Plate size: - 37in x 20 1/2in (940mm x 570mm) Margins: - Min 0in (0mm).

Margins: - Left margin cropped to border Plate area: - 2/3rds of right hand side map lost Verso: - Creasing and light soiling. Bernard Antoine Jaillot (grandson) d. After Nicolas Sanson, Hubert Jaillot and Pierre Duval were the most important French cartographers of the seventeenth century. Alexis Hubert Jaillot, originally a sculptor, became interested in geography after his marriage to the daughter of Nicolas Berey (1606-65), a famous map colourist, and went into partnership in Paris with Sanson\'s sons. There, from about 1669, he undertook the re-engraving, enlarging and re-publishing of the Sanson maps in sheet form and in atlases, sparing no effort to fill the gap in the map trade left by the destruction of Blaeu\'s printing establishment in Amsterdam in 1672.

Many of his maps were printed in Amsterdam (by Pierre Mortier) as well as in Paris. One of his most important works was a magnificent sea atlas, Le Neptune Francois, published in 1693 and compiled in co-operation with J D Cassini. This was re-published shortly afterwards by Pierre Mortier in Amsterdam with French, Dutch and English texts, the charts having been re-engraved. Eventually, after half a century, most of the plates were used again as the basis for a revised issue published by J N Bellin in 1753. Please note all items auctioned are genuine, we do not sell reproductions.

A Certificate of Authenticity (COA) can be issued on request. What is an Antique Map. The word Antique in the traditional sense refers to an item that is more than a hundred years old. The majority of antique maps for sale today come from books or atlases and have survived due to the protection offered by the hardback covers.

The first thing to determine when staring a collection or purchasing an item, is what is important to you. Most collectors prefer to build their collections around a theme. You may decide to collect maps from one region or country, charting its development through time. Similarly you could collect maps of one particular period in time, by type i.

Sea or celestial charts or by cartographer. The collector might also want to consider the theme of cartographical misconceptions such as California as an island or Australia as Terra Australis or the Great Southern Land. The subject is so wide that any would-be-collector has almost endless possibilities to find his own little niche within the field, and thereby build a rewarding collection.

Starting a collection & pricing. Pricing is based on a number of different factors, the most important of which is regional. In any series of maps the most valuable are usually the World Map and the America/North America. The World because it is usually the most decorative and America because it has the strongest regional market.

Other factors that come into play re: price is rarity, age, size, historical importance, decorative value (colour) and overall condition and quality of paper it is printed on. As specialised dealers, we frequently work with first time map buyers who are just starting their collection. Classical Images was founded 1998 and has built an excellent reputation for supplying high quality original antiquarian maps, historical atlases, antique books and prints. We carry an extensive inventory of antiquarian collectibles from the 15th to 19th century. Our collection typically includes rare books and decorative antique maps and prints by renowned cartographers, authors and engravers.

Specific items not listed may be sourced on request. Classical Images adheres to the Codes of Ethics outlined by the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA). We are a primarily an online based enterprise, however our inventory may be viewed by appointment.


1705 Alexis Jaillot Very Large Antique Map of The Source of the Danube River