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Paolo Santini

Paolo Santini


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.



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1778 - L'Amerique divisee en ses principaux Etats . . . [Sea of the West]

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Striking map of America, published by Santini, in Venice. The map shows a massive Sea of the West with the entries thereto discovered by Juan De Fuca in 1591 and by Martin D'Aguilar in 1603. The map reflects the sighting of land near what would...


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1776 - Mappe Monde ou Description Du Globe Terrestre assujettie aux Observations Astronomiques . . .

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Striking large format decorative double hemisphere map of the World by Santini. The map shows the Sea of the West, an interesting conjectural projection of the NW Coast of America based upon the Russian Voyages in the mid-18th Century, but retaining a...


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1776 - Carte Generale du Canada, de la Louisiane, de la Floride, de la Caroline, de la Virginie, de la Nouvelle Terre Par Le Sr. D'Anville . . . 1776

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Second edition of Santini's map of the British & French Colonies in North America, based upon D'Anville's seminal map of 1746. The map provides a highy detailed treatment of Great Lakes and Mississippi Valley, on the eve of the American...


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1779 - Carte du Mexique et de la Nouvelle Espagne Contenant Le Partie Australe de L'Amerique Septentle. . . . 1779

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Striking map of Mexico, Texas and the Gulf Coast, including Florida, published in Venice. The map notes that it is based upon the work of J.B.B. D'Anville. Texas is named, with references to La Salle's visit to the region in 1685. Florida is shown...


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1776 - Partie Meridionale de la Louisiane, avec la Floride, la Caroline et la Virginie, Par Le Sr. D'Anville . . . 1776

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Scarce Italian Map of the Southern Colonies in Colonial America at the Outset of the American Revolution A marvelous map the Southern part of Colonial America, published by Paolo Santini in Venice. The map covers most of Florida, then extending west...


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1776 - Carte Des Nouvelles Decouvertes Au Nord de la Mer du Sud, Tant a l'Est de la Siberie et du Kamtchatka, Qua l'Ouest de la Nouvelle France

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Santini's edition of Joseph De L'Isle's map of the Northern Pacific Ocean, North America and Asia. De L'Isle's map was a cartographic landmark, representing the most important advances in the mapping of this region prior to Cook. The map reported the...


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1779 - Carte qui represente la Partie Meridionale du Bresil et du Perou, Le Chili Septentrional, et le Paraguay, Ce qui fait la Partie de milieu De L'Amerique Meridionale . . . 1779

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Finely engraved map of the central part of South America, from Santini's Venetian edition of d'Anville's map from "Atlas Universel," printed in 1776-84. The map includes much of Brazil, Peru, Chile and Paraguay.


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1779 - Carte du Chili Meridional, du Rio de la Plata, des Patagons, et du Detroit de Magellan; ce qui fait l'extremite Australe de l'Amerique Meridile. . . . 1779

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Finely engraved map of southern South America, focusing on Chile, Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego and the Strait of Magellan, from Santini's Venetian edition of d'Anville's map from "Atlas Universel" printed in 1776-84. Includes an elaborate cartouche and...


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1779 - Carte du Perou et Brasil Sepl, de Tierre-Firme, de Guyana, et de la Rivieire des Amazones: Ce qui fait la partie Boreal de L'Amerique Meridiole. Par Le Sr. D'Anville . . . 1779

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Finely engraved map of the northern part of South America, from Santini's Venetian edition of d'Anville's map from "Atlas Universel" printed in 1776-84. The map includes Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Guayana, northern Peru, and part of Brazil.


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1778 - Les Isles Britanniques Comprenant les Royaumes D'Angleterre, D'Ecosse et Irlande, Divises en Grandes Provinces, Subdivises par Comtes . . .

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Decorative Italian map of the British Isles, published by Santini in Venice and engraved by Remondini. The map includes an elaborate cartouche, surmounted by a coat of arms, with a large inset of the Orkney and Shetland Islands. Scale of miles in the...


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1778 - L'Ecosse divisee en Shires ou Comtes . . . 1778

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Decorative Italian map of Scotland, published by Santini in Venice and engraved by Remondini. The map includes a decorative cartouche and scale of miles in the top right corner. The map is colored by the early provinces and counties, with the...


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1777 - Partie Septentrionale Du Cercle D'Autriche, qui comprend L'Archiduche D Autrice divise en ses huit Quariers et La Haute Partie du Duche de Stirie . . .

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Detailed map of the northern part of Austria, published in Venice by Paolo Santini. The map is centered on the Course of the Danube River, from Passau, Germany to Vienna.


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1775 - Carte De La Pologne Autrichienne Contentenat La Russie Rouge et la partie meridionale du Palatinat De Cracovie etc. . . 1775

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Fine and highly detailed map of Southern Poland and parts of Slovakia, Ukraine, Hungary, Romania and Moldova, which was then being called Austrian Poland and Red Russia. Santini gives credit to Homann Heirs in the cartouche.


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1776 - Le Royaume de Pologne . . . .

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Detailed map of Poland, published by Santini in Venice. Santini credits Robert De Vaugondy as the source of this map. The table provides a breakdown of the sub-regions of the Kindgom of Poland.


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1776 - Carte De La Lithuanie Russienne qui comprend les Palatinats de Livonie, de Witepsk, de Miscislaw, et une partie de ceu Polock et de Minsk cedspar la Pologne ala Russie . . . 1776

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Fine and highly detailed map of Belarus, Latvia, with the Dnieper River. The map includes the towns of Smolensk, Orsa, Minsk, etc. Santini gives credit to Homann Heirs in the cartouche.


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1778 - La Prusse divisee en Prusse Royale et Prusse Ducale laquelle a ete ergee e Royaume par l'Empereur Leopold en faveur de Frederic 1 Elect de Brandebourg couronne en Janvier 1701 . . . 1778

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Fine and highly detailed map of parts of Poland, Kaliningrad, Lithuania, etc. Shows the Kingdom granted to Frederick I of Prussia, after Prussia was elevated by Leopold to the status of a Kingdom in 1700. Frederick made himself the King of Prussia on...