"Iconografica Rappresentatione della inclita Citta di Venetia...", Homann Heirs
Subject: Venice, Italy
Period: 1729 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
21.7 x 18.8 inches
55.1 x 47.8 cm
A lovely and evocative bird's-eye plan of Venice shows the Grand Canal, and its network of smaller canals and bridges, with many of them named. The six sestieri, or divisions of the city are indicated, but the names are not given. An alphanumeric key to the lower right locates the important buildings within the Serene Republic, and below the plan is a lovely view of the approach to Venice from the Adriatic. An uncommon and desirable map.
A sound sheet with two small stains in view at bottom and a tiny worm hole in map at top left. There are damp stains in blank margins, not affecting map.