'A veduta (Italian for "view"; plural vedute) is a highly detailed, usually large-scale painting or, more often print, of a cityscape or some other vista. The painters of vedute are referred to as vedutisti.'

'Among the most famous of the vedutisti are four Venetians. Canaletto (Antonio Canal, 1697–1768), probably the greatest of them, painted precise views of Venetian architecture that are found in most of the world’s major art museums.' (Source:, Wikipedia)

The Molo and the Piazzetta San Marco, Venice, 1730 - Canaletto