CORSICA CARTE PARTICULIEREDE L'ISLE DE CORSE
Full Title: : Carte Particuliere de L'Isle de Corse Divisee par ses Dix Provinces ou Juridictions et ses quatre Fiefs.
Santini's later edition of Jailllot's magnificent map of Corsica divided into its ten provinces and four "fiefs," with an inset of Cape Corso point, a letter key to the ten provinces and their populations, and a highly decorative title cartouche. A beautifully preserved exemple.
Original outline colour.
Very good conditions.
code : M2609
Cartographer : SANTINI Francois
Date : 1784 Venice
Size : 48*66 cms
availability : Available
Price : £595
Francois [Francesco] Santini was a Venetian map maker who re-issued the works of Robert de Vaugondy, Homann’s Heirs and De L’Isle. At this time, cartography in Italy was at a rather low ebb, so Santini, essentially a publisher rather than a map-maker modelled his work on two of the leading practitioners of cartography in Europe, the French map-makers Gilles and Didier Robert de Vaugondy. Their “Atlas Universel” was first published in 1758, and was much re-issued thereafter. The atlas was a commercial and cartographic success, with widespread influence on map-makers throughout Europe, most notably on Santini, who commissioned a new set of plates, published in 1776, being almost exact copies of the original French maps.