Large decorative map of Africa, published in Venice by Francois Santini.
The map identifies the known regions of Africa, primarily along the coastlines, with vast tracts of unexplored regions in the interior.
The map includes a large inset of the Cape of Good Hope and a second inset map of the Isle de France.
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.