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Stock# 61044
Description

Antique Map of Florida, Bahamas and Caribbean, &c., Published in Venice

First state of Santini's detailed map of the Caribbean and South Florida, extending from the Bahamas to the Lesser Antilles, Trinidad & Tobago, Aruba, Bonair & Curacao, with a bit of the Northern coast of South America.

Reference
Pedley 476.
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.