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Stock# 35618
Description

Striking map of Sicily, Naples and contiguous islands, with a large inset of Malta, published in Venice.

Includes towns, mountains, rivers, lakes and a host of other details. Decorative cartouche. Santini's maps are largely based upon De Vaugondy's Atlas Universel, one of the most successful and enduring works of the second half of the 19th century.

Paolo Santini Biography

Paolo Santini (1729-1793) was an Venetian engraver known especially for his religious prints and fine cartographic engravings. He published in Venice and may have a been a member of the clergy. In his maps, he largely adopted and adapted the work of his French counterparts, especially the brothers de Vaugondy.