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43r (SM volume 39)

Purpose

43r (SM volume 39)

Notes

(pen) S. Lazarus hospitale de' Mendicanti the / front is worthy notice - the Tombs of / Aloysius Mocenigo & Laur. Delfino in / this Church (San Lazzaro dei Mendicanti by Antonio Sardi) / St Julian (San Giuliano) - the front by Sansovino / The Annual Revenues of the Republic / 1,716,666 £ Sterling - Land forces 24,000 / No Coaches or land Carriages at Venice / you go from house to house in Gondola's / - Padua. 25 Miles from Venice, supposd / to have been built by Antenor (Antentore) after the / destruction of Troy 439 yrs before the / City of Rome. most of the Streets have / Piazza's (that is, arcades). / St Justina - by Palladio - the finest / piece of Architecture in Italy (added in pencil) - very false - (S. Giustina, Padua, principally the work of Andrea Moroni, from 1532 to 1560) / The Ruins of an Amphitheatre.

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Drawing

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