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MAILLET - Vue Perspective du Koningsplein au Reguliers Touring, ou Tour de la Monnoye, a Amsterdam.
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Vue Perspective du Koningsplein au Reguliers Touring, ou Tour de la Monnoye, a Amsterdam. - MAILLET
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Title : Vue Perspective du Koningsplein au Reguliers Touring, ou Tour de la Monnoye, a Amsterdam. .
Map maker : MAILLET.
Date : Paris, 1760.
Size : 10.4 x 15.7 inches. / 26.5 x 40.0 cm.
Colouring : Coloured.
Description :A pleasing vue perspective featuring a river in Amsterdam. Published by Chez Maillet in Paris in 1760. After an model by Jan de Beijer (1703-1780).
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.
See our special page about optical prints and peep shows.
An optical mirror with print.
(Mirror is not included in the lot.)
Condition : In good condition with some water stains along the left side.
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