Vue du Magazin de la Compagnie des Indes Orientales. . . - ANONYMOUS
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Title : Vue du Magazin de la Compagnie des Indes Orientales. . ..
Map maker : ANONYMOUS.
Date : France, 1780.
Size : 11.8 x 16.2 inches. / 30.0 x 41.2 cm.
Colouring : In original colours.
Description :So-called optical print of the formerly the V.O.C. warehouse and arsenal for the Admiralty of Amsterdam, now-a-days the Scheepvaartmuseum (Maritime Museum).
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 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.
An optical mirror with print.
(Mirror is not included in the lot.)
Condition : A good and dark impression.
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