Sign In

Forgot Password Create Account
Stock# 39876
Description

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 become Easter Island, by an English Captain named Davis in 1685 (noted as 1687 on this map), along with Quiros's discoveries in the Pacific in 1605.

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.