16th century map of Venice
16th century map of Venice showing the lagoon. Venice is a coastal city in the north-east of Italy. The main bulk of Venice is in the upper frame of the image and the large canal at the left is the Grand Canal. The Gallery of Maps in the Vatican Museums holds maps which were commissioned between 1578 and 1580 to show the regions of Italy and territories of the church. The maps are based on the work of Ignazio Danti, a 16th century Italian priest, mathematician, astronomer and cosmographer, and are an important record of 16th century geography. Here the many islands on which Venice is built can be seen.
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Grey Reef SHARK - Close-up, Potentially dangerous
VT-8651 Grey Reef SHARK - Close-up, Potentially dangerous. In the Tumotos, French Polynesia Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos There are thousands of these sharks living in the passes into the lagoons. They are a great tourist attraction. Valerie & Ron Taylor Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way.
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Cradle Mountain Boatshed and Dove Lake. Cradle Mountain National Park
Cradle Mountain Boatshed and Dove Lake. Cradle Mountain National Park, Davenport and Cradle Mountain, Tasmania, Australia
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