Antique 1770s Optical Engraving Architecture Landscape L'Isle St Louis France


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Description

#25436-HAR4C
"Description: Antique print, titled: 'Vue d'Optique Représentant L'Isle S.t Louis et le Pont de la Tournelle a Paris' - View of the Island of St. Louis and Pont de la Tournelle in Paris, France. This is an optical print, also called 'vue optique' or 'vue d'optique', which were made to be viewed through a Zograscope, or other devices of convex lens and mirrors, producing the optical illusion of depth.

Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Daumont' after an anonymous artist. Daumont was a well-known publisher of optical prints, established in Paris. 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.

Condition

Very Good - No glass in frame; discoloration to print; see pictures

Dimensions

21.75” x 16.5” x 0.75” / Sans Frame - 16.5” x 11.25” (Width x Height x Depth)