UGHI, Ludovico. Iconografica Reppresentazione della Inclita Citta di Venezia al Reggio Serenissimo Domino Veneto. [Venice]: Ludovico Furlanetto, 1729 [but c.1779].

$ 190,000.00

 13 sheets joined, float-mounted and framed (framed size: 70 1/8 x 91 2/8 inches). An exceptionally fine engraved map of Venice, with16 engraved vignette views of Venice eather side, the title set in a decorated baroque cartouche along the top edge, and letterpress along the bottom edge, the map decorated with a large fine compass rose with four inset wind-heads and sixteen inset cardinal points upper left, a decorated scale-bar within an allegorical cartouche surmounted by the arms of Doge Aloysio Mocenico lower left, the epigram within a scrolled cartouche supported by a putto lower right, and an elaborate allegory of Venice triumphant, sitting on the lion of St Mark and surrounded by putti, sea gods, and tritons upper right.
A attractive copy of the second state of this important orthographic view of Venice. According to Schultz, Furlanetto acquired the plates sometime before 1779. By 1779 they were listed as part of his stock in a application for a blanket privilege on his entire production. The second state differs from the first in two respects only: the first state was etched and bears the imprint 'Apresso Giuseppe Baroni S. Giuliano'. Nothing is known of the etcher of the first state, whilst Baroni was prominent for founding, with six other Venetian printmakers, a guild of incisori complete with its own shop selling the members' works. The 'annotationi' along the bottom edge describe the city, the parishes, the churches, the hospitals, public transport, as well as give information about features of aristic and architectural interest; the side banners provide views of the principal edifices. Schultz 117; Gallo 41.