Striking and highly detailed map of the region from Sumatra and Malaca and Southern China to the Philippines, New Guinea and Northern Australia, centered on Borneo.
Includes a large inset of the Marianas. Wonderful early detail, derived from the Neptune Orientale, published by the French Hydrogrphical Department in the mid 18th century.
Large decorative cartouche.
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.