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A topographical cabinet card showing a view of Venice looking towards la Dogana di Mare [the Customs House] and the Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, one of the finest Baroque buildings in Italy outside of Rome.

Photographed by Carlo Ponti of Venice.

Carlo Ponti studied photography in Paris in the 1840’s. In 1852, he obtained a license to produce and sell photographs in Venice. He ran the first of the big photographic businesses in the city, producing albums with architectural views of great artistic sensitivity. He was also the inventor of camera lenses suitable for panoramic photography.

condition: Excellent.
price:  £20
code: cab124
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