Engraving of 1828
The Basilica is the principal church in Venice, consecrated in 1094. Mosaics and sculptures are insert in the marble facade. The bronze doors are of different ages, the two doors at the ends of the Basilica are clearly inspired to the Arab style probably to remind of Alexandria Egypt where happended the Martyrdom of St. Mark.
The original subjects in this series of multi-purpose greeting cards are taken from the Tassotti art print collection. Pictures of fruit, flowers, animals and historic symbols printed on ecological card 200 gsm make up a classic collection.
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