Paolo Santini (1729-1793), an esteemed cartographer from Venice, was actively producing maps during the mid to late 18th century. He gained acclaim for his “Atlas Universel,” a comprehensive collection showcasing all known regions of the world. Each map within the atlas stood out for its intricate engraving, seamlessly melding artistic elegance with up-to-date geographical data. Often, Santini would adapt and refine the works of his contemporaries, a prevalent practice of the era, ensuring the latest knowledge was readily available to his audience.