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The British Isles, by Francesco Santini. 1776

Francesco and Paolo Santini (c.1729-1793)

Francesco Santini, a Venetian publisher, acquired the printing plates of Vaugondy’s Atlas Universel …, a commercial and cartographic success, with widespread influence on mapmakers throughout Europe. Together with his brother Paolo, he commissioned a new set of plates and reissued the atlas in 1776. The following year, Paolo Santini assigned all his publication rights to M. Remondini, who in 1777 reissued the same atlas but with his name.


Sr. Janvier Jean Denis [Robert] (? - 1776)

A French cartographer who worked in Paris from about 1746.
He collaborated with other cartographers and publishers in producing a considerable number of maps, many of which were used in general atlases by William Fadan, P. Santini and others.

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Category:  Antique maps > Europe > British Isles

Old, antique map of the British Isles, by Francesco Santini.

With an inset of the Shetland and Orcade Islands.

Cartographer: Jean Denis Janvier (Sieur)

First state with the imprint of Remondini: with engraved page numbers in the top right corner: "P.I.40".

Date of the first edition: 1776
Date of this map: 1776

Copper engraving, printed on paper.
Size (not including margins): 47 x 64cm (18.3 x 25 inches)
Verso: Blank
Condition: Original coloured in outline, excellent.
Condition Rating: A+

From: Atlas Universel dressé sur les meilleures cartes modernes. Venice, Remondini, 1776.

Francesco and Paolo Santini (c.1729-1793)

Francesco Santini, a Venetian publisher, acquired the printing plates of Vaugondy’s Atlas Universel …, a commercial and cartographic success, with widespread influence on mapmakers throughout Europe. Together with his brother Paolo, he commissioned a new set of plates and reissued the atlas in 1776. The following year, Paolo Santini assigned all his publication rights to M. Remondini, who in 1777 reissued the same atlas but with his name.


Sr. Janvier Jean Denis [Robert] (? - 1776)

A French cartographer who worked in Paris from about 1746.
He collaborated with other cartographers and publishers in producing a considerable number of maps, many of which were used in general atlases by William Fadan, P. Santini and others.

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