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View of Venice

Jacopo de 'Barbari, Bird's eye view of Venice, 1500, Woodcut, Venice, Museo Correr

In the Correr Museum are preserved the original woods made for the woodcut of the famous View of Venice signed and dated in 1500 by Jacopo de' Barbari. The blocks, still stained with ink, demonstrate the engraver's extraordinary technical ability, capable of rendering the most minute details of what is the most important testimony of the shape of the city of the sixteenth century.

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