Prospect des mern Hoss im Baüsen Hause zu Halle in Sachsen.
Se vend à Augsbourg au Negoce comun de l'Academie Imperiale d Empire des Arts libereaux avec Privilege de Sa Majesté Imperiale et avec Defense ni de vendre les Copies. [n.d., c.1760.]
Colured engraving, 320 x 435mm. 12½ x 17". Some creasing; slight tears, paper scuffing at top. stains at top; hole on right.
A view d'optique of the orphanage courtyard at Halle in Saxony, Germany. Vues d’optique are hand-coloured etchings and engravings intended to be viewed through a convex lens. The devices, known variously as zograscopes, optiques, optical machines and peepshows, were an optical entertainment of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Vues d’optiques were rendered in high-key color and dramatic linear perspective, which enhanced the illusion of three-dimensionality when viewed through the lens.
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