A Fine Late 18th Century Plan of Venice
An exceptional 2-sheet Plan of Venice published by Lodovico Furlanetto, a publisher and dealer of prints in Venice, active between 1763 and 1784.
Furlanetto's large plan of the lagoon city of Venice, includes the surrounding islands such as San Giorgo, Torcello and Murano. A variety of small and large sailing ships and gondolas are shown in the waters.
Churches, eminent places and waterways are named. The few people illustrated in the view are involved in work such as building gondolas or chopping wood.
Furlanetto was probably inspired by the plan of Venice published by the Venetian publisher Stefano Scolari in 1677.