Venice: queen city of the Adriatic

United States, 1951

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Animated drawings and maps explain why and how Venice was founded, and how the city grew into the commercial centre of the Eastern Mediterranean and then declined with the discovery of new western trade routes. St Mark’s Cathedral, the Doge’s Palace and the Casa d’Oro exemplify the wealth and individuality in art and architecture of Venice during her zenith, Venetian life and industries are described in their present conditions.

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