Alexius Hubertus Iaillot, Regis Christianissimi Geographus Ordiniarius, 1698.
Scarce line engraving, image 365 x 300mm. 14¼ x 11¾". Trimmed to plate.
Alexis Hubert Jaillot (1632 - 1712) was a French sculptor, engraver, publisher and cartographer; holding folio atlas in right hand and compass in left, more books behind. As a native of Franch-Comté, he followed his elder brother, Pierre Simon, to Paris in 1657. From 1664 he was student at the St. Lucas Academy. In 1665 he was created Sculpteur du Roi and in 1678, Sculpteur and Geographe ordinaire du Roi - i.e. official geographer to King Louis XIV. 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) and Neptune François (1692), as well the 'Atlas francois contenant les cartes geographiques dans lesquelles sont tres exactement remarquez les empires, monarchies royaumes et estats de l'Europe, de l'Asie, de l'Afrique et de l'Amerique' (1695), to which this portrait served as a frontispiece.
See BNF FRBNF40612775.
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