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Description

Detailed map of Asia, based upon an earlier map by Jean Janvier, published in Paris.

Includes decorative cartouche.

Fascinating conjectural Nouvelle Guinee. The Sea of Korea (Mer de Coree) is shown.

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.