Highly detailed map of the Western Part of Russia, extending South to the Caspian and East to Irkurkoy and Ilimskoy.
The map is drawn from the Atlas of Russia compiled under the direction of Joseph Nicolas De L'Isle in St. Petersburg.
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.