A beautiful map by Matthaus Merian ( the Elder) depicting Venice in the 1640's.
The harbor and canals of Venice are finely illustrated with a great number of the individual buildings easily identifiable, including St. Mark's Basilica, the Doge's Palace, and the Rialto bridge.
The Grand Canal opens onto the Adriatic, embellished with numerous sailing and merchant vessels both at anchor and fully rigged. In addition, smaller boats and gondolas travel throughout the islands and in the Gran Canal.The islands in the Venetian Lagoon are also illustrated with exact detail, with San Giorgio and its buildings depicted, as well as Murano, Burano, Torcello and others scattered across the work.
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