BARBARI, Jacopo de'
(b. ca. 1445, Venezia, d. 1516, Bruxelles)

Perspective plan of Venice (detail)

Woodcut produced with six blocks
Museo Correr, Venice

This detail of the map of Venice shows the oldest part of the Arsenal, dating back to 1104. Already in the first decade of the 14th century, the increase in the bulk of galleys required the widening of the canal which links the shipyard to the sea.