Prospectus Armamentarii Regii Versus Arcem Principis Regis Haereditarii BeroliniVista de l'Arsenal Real hazia el Palacio del Principe Hereditario a Berlin
Engraving, 320 x 430mm. 12½ x 17". Staining in corners; central vertical crease; hole on right.
A view d'optique of the Royal Artillery in Berlin. Vues d’optique are hand-colored 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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