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.
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.