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Corsica, by Francesco Santini. 1776-79

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.

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Carte Particulière de l'Isle de Corse.

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Item Number:  27735
Category:  Antique maps > Europe > France
References: Cervoni (Corsica) - #112.2

Old, antique map of Corsica, by Francesco Santini.

Carte ancienne de la Corse, par Francesco Santini.

Oriented to the east.

Date of the first edition: 1776-79
Date of this map: 1776-79

Copper engraving, printed on paper.
Size (not including margins): 48 x 65.5cm (18.7 x 25.5 inches)
Verso: Blank
Condition: Original coloured in outline, excellent.
Condition Rating: A+
References: Cervoni (Corsica), #112.2.

From: Atlas Universel dressé sur les meilleures cartes modernes. Venice, Remondini, 1776-79.

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.