Original 18th-century view of St. Mark's Square in Venice. Depicted as seen from the Island of San Giorgio, the canal-crossed city is seen to spread across a large area. Many important buildings, such as the tour of St. Mark's or the Doge's Palace, are depicted and well engraved.
Numerous ships and galleys are depicted in the front of the map, showing the naval might of Venice and its importance as a center of trade. The hills of mainland Italy can be seen in the background.
This view was published by Pierre Aveline, one of the foremost viewmakers of the first part of the 18th century.