18th century French Hand Colored Copperplate Engraving Vue d'Optique of Porte Saint-Denis18th century French Hand Colored Copperplate Engraving Vue d'Optique of Porte Saint-Denis18th century French Hand Colored Copperplate Engraving Vue d'Optique of Porte Saint-Denis18th century French Hand Colored Copperplate Engraving Vue d'Optique of Porte Saint-Denis

Title in Latin, Italian, French and German. Vue d'Optiques were very popular in Europe during the 18th century and were meant to be viewed with a special device called an optique or zograpscope, to give the illusion of perspective. Most images were street scenes of famous European cities.

MAKER Engraver: Georg Balthasar Probst (Augsburg, 1732-1801)

DATE c. 1780

DIMENSIONS Width 20 Depth 5 Height 15.5 in. Sight: Width 17.5 Height 13.25 in.

CONDITION Note: requires cleaning.

Item ID: C-87-0008

18th century French Hand Colored Copperplate Engraving Vue d'Optique of Porte Saint-Denis

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