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Stock# 54292
Description

Striking and highly detailed map of the region from Sumatra and Malaca and Southern China to the Philippines, New Guinea and Northern Australia, centered on Borneo.

Includes a large inset of the Marianas. Wonderful early detail, derived from the Neptune Orientale, published by the French Hydrogrphical Department in the mid 18th century.

Large decorative cartouche.

Reference
Pedley, Bel et Utile, #413.
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.