Hand-coloured engraving. Plate 254 x 406mm. 10 x 16".
A perspective view of the Covent Garden Market, looking north, These views in reverse are known as "vue D'optique" and were very popular as entertainments in the late 18th and early 19th Century. St Paul's Church appears to be situated on the eastern edge of the square whereas in reality it is on the western side. Another characteristic of the "Vue D'Optique" was bright colour to enhance the perspective.
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