Revealing a Venice of a bygone era that has been lost forever, these finely-produced original photogravures on luxurious thick paper capture a more serene time in the nineteenth century. Through subtle black and sepia tones, these luminous photogravures portray an idyllic world of palazzos, canals, and bridges where enchanting scenes were part of everyday life.
It is with great pleasure that we present these hauntingly beautiful original photogravures of an erstwhile era in Venice, from the first and only Italian edition of Calli E Canali in Venezia. Ferdinando Ongania was an antiquarian bookseller, with a shop in St. Mark's Square. His love of Venice inspired him to record the architecture of his beloved city, but Calli E Canali in Venezia was surely his masterpiece.