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A Finely Detailed, Early View of Venice
A Magnificent Original Color Example
BRAUN, G. & HOGENBERG, F. [Cologne, 1572]
14 ¼ x 19 ½ inches.
Superb original color; fine condition.
One of the most beautiful examples we have handled of this animated, minutely detailed bird’s-eye view of Venice. It depicts the city’s architectural landmarks as well as a great variety of shipping, both commercial and for transportation. St. Mark’s cathedral and piazza can be seen just left of center. In the center along the lower margin, a procession of the Doge and various dignitaries is illustrated. Flanking this illustration are 153 numbered entries keyed to the view listing mainly palaces and churches. The city’s 35 principle canals are also listed in a separate table.
Goss, pp. 52-3; van der Krogt 4607.