eFine dark impression of the first edition of Giacomo Franco's fine view of Venice, probably based on a map by Paolo Forlani.
Franco published various editions of this map, which differ mainly in the details beneath the plan, where he added or changed vignettes and legends.
The first edition of the map was published in 1597, for the occasion of the coronation of Dogaressa Morosina Morosini Grimani, on May 6, 1597. Franco published three different editions of this particular plan in 1597, all related to this event and with vignettes depicting, for example, Doge and Dogaressa or parts of the festivities.
This example shows the Dogaressa with her husband Doge Marino Grimani and onlookers in the bottom center, with a key identifying 170 placeas of interest.