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ACADEMIE. - Die innere Aussicht des Castells in Batavia ..

ACADEMIE. -  Die innere Aussicht des Castells in Batavia ..
Die innere Aussicht des Castells in Batavia .. - ACADEMIE.
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Title : Die innere Aussicht des Castells in Batavia ...
Map maker : ACADEMIE..
Date : Augsburg, 1750.
Size : 11.2 x 15.6 inches. / 28.5 x 39.6 cm.
Colouring : Original colours.

Description :Showing the inside-square of the V.O.C. headquarters in Jakarta.
The hand coloured engraving is much perforated and the windows are cut out, a thin transparent paper is mounted at the back and tipped with colour over the perforations. When looking at the plate with the light behind it, it is illuminated in all colours.
In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries there were many popular speciality establishments in Paris, Augsburg and London which produced optical viewing devices and special engravings to be viewed through them. In the 18th century, a type of perspective print came into existence, whose exaggerated converging lines were intended to produce the optical illusion of deep recession without the benefit of lenses and mirrors.
The viewing devices for which these perspective prints were produced consisted of a simple box or frame with a peephole. Later, people peered through lenses, and finally a mirror was incorporated that required the use of reversed or mirror-image pictures.
This print is prepared to view with the aid of illumination box.

A "rarekiek", a device to look at perforated optical prints.
(Rarekiek is not included in the lot.)
More about peep shows and perforated optical prints.

Condition : So-called optical print, contemp. transformed into illumination print. Very rare in this state.

ID: 01619

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