French Hand Colored Copperplate Engraving Vue d'Optique of Porte Saint-Denis
French Hand Colored Copperplate Engraving Vue d'Optique of Porte Saint-Denis French Hand Colored Copperplate Engraving Vue d'Optique of Porte Saint-Denis French Hand Colored Copperplate Engraving Vue d'Optique of Porte Saint-Denis French Hand Colored Copperplate Engraving Vue d'Optique of Porte Saint-Denis French Hand Colored Copperplate Engraving Vue d'Optique of Porte Saint-Denis French Hand Colored Copperplate Engraving Vue d'Optique of Porte Saint-Denis

French Hand Colored Copperplate Engraving Vue d'Optique of Porte Saint-Denis

Ref: C-87-0008
Engraver: Georg Balthasar Probst (Augsburg, 1732-1801)

Title in Latin, Italian, French and German. Vue d'Optiques were very popular in Europe during the 18th century and were meant to be viewed with a special device called an optique or zograpscope, to give the illusion of perspective. Most images were street scenes of famous European cities.

c. 1780
W 20 D 5 H 15.5 in.
Sight: W 17.5 H 13.25 in.
Condition note: requires cleaning.
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