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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 Hydrographical Department in the mid-18th century.

Condition Description
Engraving on 18th-century laid paper. Original hand-color in outline. Minor centerfold toning.
Pedley, Bel et Utile, #413.
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.