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Ludovico Ughi (active c.1700–50)

Iconografica rappresentatione della inclita città di Venezia [Iconographic Representation of the Illustrious City of Venice] First printed in 1729

Engraving and etching | 148.0 x 203.0 cm | RCIN 710362

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Venice’s geography is unlike that of any other city in the world, built on a cluster of islands and sandbanks in a shallow lagoon. This map, and the small scenes at either side, shows the famous canals, churches and squares of the city, painted so frequently by Canaletto over several decades.