Carte du plan de Venise, l'état de sa noblesse, et ses differens degrez a ec quelques autres remarques curieuses sur cette superbe ville. Tome 2 N° 74.
By: Henri Abraham Chatelain
Date: 1728 (Published) Amsterdam
Dimensions: 15.25 x 18.75 inches (38.7 cm x 57.2 cm)
This fascinating, highly detailed hand-colored antique map is from Chatelain’s Atlas Historique. The map provides an extremely thorough bird's-eye view of Venice, showing canals and their names, plazas, gardens, agricultural areas, etc. Even windows and doorways are visible in the rendering of the buildings.
The text panels list monasteries, churches, palaces, bridges, and the names of leading families. These noble families are described by Chatelain in groups which are ranked according to the prestige and venerability of the lineage of the families. Population and other information is provided in the upper right corner.
The attractive image is rendered even more appealing by the inclusion of scores of ships of all sizes, types and nationalities, from the smallest rowboats and gondolas to great seafaring frigates.
Condition: This map is in A condition. Minor toning of the borders.
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