Detailed antique engraved map of West Africa by Paolo Santini, following the cartography of Rigobert Bonne, but with the addition of Santini's classic cartouche.
The map was published in Venice in 1779. It includes an inset of the Gold Coast after d'Anville titled "Cote d'Or par le Sr. D'Anville."
The map labels the Slave Coast "Cote des Esclaves" and includes there a note about the Kingdom of Dahome and how it had conquered the Kingdoms of Ardra and Juda. Juda is shown as a city in the Slave Coast.
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.