A marvelous map of Colonial America, covering most of Florida, west to Natchitoches and the Arkansas River, north along the Mississippi River to the Fort de Chartes area and then east along the Ohio River, extneing to include all of Virginia, the Chesapeake and most of Maryland. While the map is derivative of the work of D'Anville, it is uniquely Santini's configuration. The map shows Indian Tribes, mountains, rivers, towns, forts and a host of other eraly information. One of the best large format atlas maps produced on the eve of the American Revolution and a map that rarely appears on the market.
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.