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ANONYMOUS - Anamorphose

ANONYMOUS - Anamorphose
Anamorphose - ANONYMOUS
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Title : Anamorphose.
Map maker : ANONYMOUS.
Date : Paris, 1760.
Size : 9.4 x 14.8 inches. / 24.0 x 37.6 cm.
Colouring : In original colours.

Description :Copper engraving in original colours, pasted on card board, as issued. This rare (catoptric) anamorphosis, is to be viewed with a cylindrical mirror, placed on the print. The deformed image is surrounding the mirror. By looking uniquely into the mirror, the image appears undeformed.
In the 1600s and 1800s, this process of anamorphosis made it possible to diffuse caricatures, erotic and scatologic scenes and scenes of sorcery for a confidential public.
A curious copper-engraving just as amusing today as in the last century, intended to attract. Mirror not included ! ¤

Condition : Some small spots outside the image. At the right two water stains with a diameter from 0,5 cm.

ID: 04056

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