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Contemporary Representations of Venice and its Empire

Primary Sources

de' Barbari, Jacopo, View of Venice, 1500 [You can zoom in and download sections]

Bellini, Gentile, Miracle of the Cross at the Bridge of San Lorenzo, 1500

Bembo, Pietro, History of Venice, ed. and trans. Robert W. Ulery Jr., 3 vols. (Cambridge, MA, 2007-09)

Carpaccio, Vittore, The Healing of the Madman, c. 1496

Carpaccio, Vittore, Stories from the Life of St. Ursula, 1490-96

Coryat, Thomas, 'Observations of Venice' in Thomas Coryat, Coryat's Crudities, 2 vols (Glasgow, 1905), I, pp. 301-427

Franco, Giacomo, Habiti d'huomeni et donne venetiane, con la processione della Serma Signoria et altri particolari, cioè trionfi, feste et cerimonie publiche della nobilissima città di Venetia (Venice, 1614)

Mansueti, Giovanni, Miracle of the Relic of the Holy Cross in Campo San Lio, c. 1494

Sabellico, Marc'Antonio, "Del sito di Vinegia" in La seconda parte de le Historie del Biondo, ridotte in compendio per Lucio Fauno. Commentarii di Rafael Volaterrano delle cose d'Italia. Marc'Antonio Sabellico Dell'antichita d'Aquileia, & del sito di Vinegia (Venice, 1549), 222v-258v [Modern pagination pp. 467-539]. Original edition: De situ urbis Venetae: libri tres (Venice, 1494/95).

Sansovino. Francesco, Venetia, città nobilissima et singolare, descritta in XII libri (Venice, 1581)

Sanudo, Marin, Venice, cità excelentissima: selections from the Renaissance diaries of Marin Sanudo, ed. and trans. Patricia H. Labalme and Laura Sanguineti White (Baltimore, 2008)

Secondary Sources

De Vivo, Filippo, 'Walking in Sixteenth-Century Venice: Mobilizing the Early Modern City,' I Tatti Studies in the Italian Renaissance 19 (2016), 115-141.

Brown, Patricia Fortini, Venetian Narrative Painting in the Age of Carpaccio (New Haven,1988)

Fox, Julie D., Sacred, Suspect, Forbidden: The Use of Space in Early Modern Venice, PhD. diss, University of Kentucky, 2013.

Howard, Deborah, 'Venice as a Dolphin: Further Investigations into Jacopo de' Barbari's View', Artibus et Historiae 18/35 (1997), 101-111

Schulz, J., The Printed Plans and Panoramic Views of Venice (1486-1797) (Florence, 1970)

Wilson, Bronwen, ‘Venice, print, and the early modern icon’, Urban History 33/1 (2006), 39–64.

Wilson, Bronwen, The World in Venice: Print, the City, and Early Modern Identity (Toronto, 2005)