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Stock# 47320
Description

Fine outline hand-colored engraved map of Transylvania, by the Venetian cartographer Paolo Santini.

Santini frequently republished maps by the major 18th century French cartographers, Delisle and de Vaugondy.

Very decorative cartouche with flowers and implements of war.

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.