Friday, August 23, 2013

Detail shots from an old map of Venice, Italy

These images come from an old, fold-out map of Venice, Italy. The map is credited to "Officine Grafiche Carlo Ferrari - Venezia."

First up is San Michele, a small island located northwest of the main area of Venice. It is home to a cemetery, still in use, that became the primary graveyard for the city in the early 19th century when it was decreed that the primary Venetian islands were unsuitable for burials.

Shown here is the southern curve of Venice's Grand Canal.

And this larger detail shot of eastern Venice shows, among other locations, San Pietro di Castello and the former the former Piazza d'Armi.

Just to the west of San Pietro di Castello (and not shown) is the Venetian Arsenal, which is described as "one of the earliest large-scale industrial enterprises in history." It is now a combination of naval base, research center and preservation center for historic boats.

If you love maps of all kinds, check out this previous post.

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