Le nouveau theatre d'Italie. The Hague: R.C. Alberts, 1724. Engraving. 456 x 556 mm, with margins." /> VENICE 1724 -- [PRINT]. BLAEU, Jean. "Solemnite du Bucentaure qui celebre à Venise le jour de l'Ascencion." Plate 43 from: <I>Le nouveau theatre d'Italie</I>. The Hague: R.C. Alberts, 1724. Engraving. 456 x 556 mm, with margins.|
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    Splendid Ceremonies the Paul and Marianne Gourary Collection of Illustrated Fête Books

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    VENICE 1724 -- [PRINT]. BLAEU, Jean. "Solemnite du Bucentaure qui celebre à Venise le jour de l'Ascencion." Plate 43 from: Le nouveau theatre d'Italie. The Hague: R.C. Alberts, 1724. Engraving. 456 x 556 mm, with margins.

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    VENICE 1724 -- [PRINT]. BLAEU, Jean. "Solemnite du Bucentaure qui celebre à Venise le jour de l'Ascencion." Plate 43 from: Le nouveau theatre d'Italie. The Hague: R.C. Alberts, 1724. Engraving. 456 x 556 mm, with margins.

    A fine view of te celebration of the annual festival of the Bucintoro in Venice. On Ascension Day, the Doge of Venice set out on his "Bucintoro"--a large and sumptuously decorated vessel--to officiate at a symbolic marriage between the city of Venice and the source of its riches, the Adriatic.


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