Striking map of Ireland, showing provinces, counties, towns, rivers, mountains, lakes, islands and a a host of other information. Extends east to show the Isle of Man. One of the most detailed maps of the ear. Coast of America is largely conjecture and myth, the information derived from the Russians dominated regional cartography for three decades, until Cook brought significant updates. Wagner 566, Lowery 660, Tooley #103. Strong dark impresssion.
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.