1720 "Celeberrima Urbs Venetiae" Bird's-Eye View of Venice by Pieter Van der Aa

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This stunning, hand-colored bird's-eye view of Venice, Italy is entitled “Celeberrima Urbs Venetiae” and was first published in 1657 by Jan Jansson. In the early 18th century, Dutch cartographer Van der Aa changed the copperplate by eliminating the coat of arms and updating a number of the sailing vessels. He also added a new title cartouche, featuring the lion of St. Mark's, a female figure representing the city of Venice, and two winged African putti.

The bird's eye view extends beyond Venice to include the neighboring islands of Murano, Burano, Torcello, and Mazorbo. Individual buildings, the lagoon, canals filled with gondolas, and the Doge's barge are shown in minute detail.

This is one of the most decorative and sought-after views of Venice. The map is printed on two sheets, which have been joined. 

Unframed Size: 16.2"x 40.2"

Framed dimensions: 28" H x 51 7/8" W x 2 1/4" D




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