Maison de plaisance de la reine de Hongrie pres de Vienne. - BASSET
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Title : Maison de plaisance de la reine de Hongrie pres de Vienne..
Map maker : BASSET.
Date : Paris, 1760.
Size : 9.1 x 15.0 inches. / 23.0 x 38.0 cm.
Colouring : Original colours.
Description :Perspective view of the castle of the queen of Hungary near Vienna. Basset was a well-known publisher of optical prints, established in rue St.Jacques in Paris. With brief key list.
In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries there were many popular specialty establishments in Paris, Augsburg and London which produced optical viewing devices and special engravings to be viewed through them. In the 18th century the optical print or vue 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.
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Condition : Contemporarily cut on the neat line and margins extended, with a title in manuscript. Good condition.
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