18th Century Vue d'optique Perspective View Etching of an Indian Village  by JACQUES CHEREAU18th Century Vue d'optique Perspective View Etching of an Indian Village  by JACQUES CHEREAU18th Century Vue d'optique Perspective View Etching of an Indian Village  by JACQUES CHEREAU18th Century Vue d'optique Perspective View Etching of an Indian Village  by JACQUES CHEREAU18th Century Vue d'optique Perspective View Etching of an Indian Village  by JACQUES CHEREAU18th Century Vue d'optique Perspective View Etching of an Indian Village  by JACQUES CHEREAU18th Century Vue d'optique Perspective View Etching of an Indian Village  by JACQUES CHEREAU18th Century Vue d'optique Perspective View Etching of an Indian Village  by JACQUES CHEREAU18th Century Vue d'optique Perspective View Etching of an Indian Village  by JACQUES CHEREAU

This original early hand-colored copper-plate engraving is a real beauty. It depicts a Perspective View of a a lake and village of Cochin or Kochi in India. It is a Vue d'optique made for a zograscope. Vue d'optique (French), vue perspective or perspective view refers to a genre of etching popular during the second half of the 18th century and into the 19th. Vues d'optique were specifically developed to provide the illusion of depth when viewed through a zograscope, also known as an "optical diagonal machine" or viewers with similar functions. A zograscope is an optical device for enhancing the sense of depth perception from a flat picture. It consists of a large magnifying lens through which the picture is viewed. Some models have the lens mounted on a stand in front of an angled mirror. This allows someone to sit at a table and to look through the lens at the picture flat on the table. Pictures viewed in this way need to be left-right reversed.

Title: Vue d'Optique representant un Lac et Village de la Cochinchine

Author, Engraver & Publisher : Présentement chés Lachaussée rue S. Jacques - A Paris chez Daumont rue St. Martin - Et Presentement chez Basset rue St. Jacques au coin de celle des Mathurins circa 1760

Size: Paper Size: 12" x 16"

Condition : Good, some discoloring. Untrimmed. (PLEASE SEE PICTURES)

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Item ID: g206

18th Century Vue d'optique Perspective View Etching of an Indian Village by JACQUES CHEREAU

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