Large Folio.

Attractive and detailed map of Switzerland from Geneva to Lake Constance.

From the Venetian edition of Giles Didier Robert De Vaugondy's map from Atlas Universel printed in 1776-84.Cartouche.Original outline colour.Mint condition.

code : M2619

Cartographer : SANTINI Francois

Date : 1778 Venice

Size : 45*56 cms

availability : Available

Price : £145

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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.