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Description:This magnificent large original copper plate engraved antique frontispiece, a portrait of the French cartographer Alexis Hubert Jaillot, was engraved in 1695 - dated - by the Flemish engraver Cornelis Martinus Vermeulen was published in the 1700 edition of Jaillots Atlas francois contenant les cartes geographiques dans lesquelles sont tres exactement remarquez les empires, monarchies....Cornelis Martinus Vermeulen 1644 – 1708 was a Flemish Baroque engraver. According to the RKD he made prints after Adriaen van der Werff, and in Paris he made prints after Pierre Mignard, Hyacinthe Rigaud and others. He is not to be confused with Cornelis van der Meulen. He taught his son Andries Vermeulen, who also became an artist.
General Definitions:Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stablePaper color : - off whiteAge of map color: -Colors used: -General color appearance: -Paper size: - 17 1/2in x 14in (445mm x 355mm)Plate size: - 16in x 12 1/2in (405mm x 320mm)Margins: - Min 1in (25mm)
Imperfections:Margins: - Soling to margins, slight loss to bottom margin not affecting the imagePlate area: - NoneVerso: - Soiling
Background: Alexis Hubert Jaillot 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.