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BASSET - Vue du pont de Rïalto à Venise.

BASSET - Vue du pont de Rïalto à Venise.
Vue du pont de Rïalto à Venise. - BASSET
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Title : Vue du pont de Rïalto à Venise..
Map maker : BASSET.
Date : Paris, c.1820.
Size : 9.4 x 15.6 inches. / 24.0 x 39.5 cm.
Colouring : Original colours.

Description :Basset was a well-known publisher of optical prints, established in rue St Jacques in Paris. In the 18th century the optical print or vue d'optique came into existence, whose exaggerated converging lines were intended to produce the optical illusion of deep recession.
The viewing devices for which these perspective prints were produced consisted of a lens and a mirror, this requiring the use of reversed or mirror-image pictures. In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries there were many popular speciality establishments in Paris, Augsburg and London which produced these optical viewing devices and special engravings to be viewed through them.

Condition : Nice print with original colors. A small repair on the lower left margin.

ID: 99092

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