Alexis-Hubert found himself drawn into the business following the deaths of his father-in-law the following year, and his brother-in-law Nicolas II in 1667. From the latter's widow, Alexis-Hubert Jaillot and his wife acquired the geographical parts of the business. The idea for L' Atlas Nouveau began before 1670; it was a big larger format of Sanson's successful work. However, Alexis-Hubert had to return to Guillaume and Adrien Sanson, the sons of Nicolas, to provide the necessary capital to begin the project; The initial contract committed the brothers Sanson to provide eighteen maps, including this one. Further contracts followed over the years.
By 1681, Jaillot had enough material to publish L'Atlas Nouveau. With the destruction of the Blaeu family business by fire in 1672, and the general lack of other competition, a ready market for a quality atlas had grown. Further editions appeared in 1684 and 1689. The relationship between Hubert Jaillot and the Sanson brothers, appears to have broken down altogether by 1690. In that year, Pierre Mortier began a work with an edition in Amsterdam.
It is known that he had permission to do this and it is presumed to have been with Jaillot, rather than the Sansons. The latter's editions appears in eighteen century. Jaillot died in 1712 and the business was largely passed to his son, Bernard-Jean-Haycinthe, and then, to his son, Bernard-Antoine. Edition: From "L'Atlas Nouveau", chez H.
Dated 1674, 1st edition, 17th century. Size with margins : 90,5 x 59,5 cm / 35,4 x 23,2 inches.
Condition : hand color, on strong paper, small renfort in lower right margin, good condition. WE DON'T SELL LASER AND COPIES MAPS, ALL WE SELL IS ORIGINAL AND ANTIQUE. Due to the age an type of paper, some imperfections are to be expected. Please examine the images provided carefully, and if you have any questions please ask and we will be happy to help you. The item "AFRICA 1674 NICOLAS SANSON/HUBERT JAILLOT ANTIQUE WALL MAP 1st ED.17TH CENTURY" is in sale since Tuesday, October 26, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Africa Maps". The seller is "efi6" and is located in Paris. This item can be shipped worldwide.