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Description

Fine and highly detailed map of Belarus, Latvia, with the Dnieper River.

The map includes the towns of Smolensk, Orsa, Minsk, etc. Santini gives credit to Homann Heirs in the cartouche.

 

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.