Alexis Hubert Jaillot after Nicolas Sanson. "Le Royaume de Portugal et des Algarves . . ." From Atlas Nouveau.
Amsterdam: Jean Covens & Cornelius Mortier, ca. 1725. 29 1/2 x 21 3/4 (neatlines). Original outline color. Two repaired tears just into neat lines. Two small circular stains in map. Soiling in margins. Else fine condition. A/A
A fine map of Portugal based on the work of 'the father of French cartography,' Nicolas Sanson. Modern cartography is usually thought of beginning with a period dominated by the Dutch school, with such notables as Ortelius, Mercator, Blaeu, and Hondius. This age was followed by a period of dominance by the French school of cartography, the beginning date of which is usually given as 1650, when Nicolas Sanson began publishing his important maps. The importance of Sanson is reflected by the fact that it is with his maps that the center of cartographic publishing and influence shifted from the Low Countries to France. Sanson's early maps were redrawn and issued in a larger format by his son-in-law Hubert Jaillot, and such were their influence that Jaillot's atlas of these maps, the Atlas Nouveau, was picked up by the Dutch firm of Covens and Mortier, who reissued it about 1725.