"Citta di Murano", Coronelli, Vincenzo Maria
Period: 1696 (published)
Publication: Isolario Descrittione Geografico
Color: Hand Color
10 x 4.3 inches
25.4 x 10.9 cm
Plan view of the island group of Murano located just north the larger group of islands comprising the city of Venice. In 1291 the government of Venice banned glass furnaces from the central islands of Venice, relegating them to Murano where the glass industry flourished and became the leading source for fine glass in Europe and a major source of trading income for the Republic of Venice. On a full sheet (13x18") of Italian text describing Murano's many churches and the glass industry.