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Scarce regional map of the State of Milan and environs, published in Venice by Francois Santini.

Centered on Milan and the course of the Po River and covering all of Lago Maggiore, Lago Como and Lago Lugano, the map provide a precise and detailed depiction of the Duchy of Milan and its surrounding areas during a period of significant political and cultural evolution in Europe, with emphasis on the mountainous regions in the northwest and the lowlands drained by the Po and its Tributaries, flowing eastward toward the Adriatic Sea. 

The Duchy of Milan, a pivotal region under Habsburg influence, is meticulously represented, illustrating its extensive territory, major cities, and intricate river systems.  Adjacent to Milan, the map includes parts of the Monferrato region, known for its historical territorial disputes, primarily between the Duchies of Savoy and Milan.   

Unlike many of the maps in Santini's atlas, this regional map of Italy is not drawn from De Vaugondy and is based upon Italian sources. 

Condition Description
Minor marginal dampstain
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.