Publisher / Artist : MONDHARE, L. J.
Title : Ier. Vue des Boulvard pris de la Porte St. Antoine.
Published : Paris, 1760
Size : 222 x 370mm.
Colouring : In attactive original colours.
Condition : A fine copy. Very good condition. Wide margins.
As a result of their constant handling, optical prints - as here - in pristine condition are extremely rare.
So-called optical print illustrating a perspective view of a boulevard in Paris.
Mondhare was a well-known publisher of optical prints, established in Paris. In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries there were many popular speciality establishments in Paris, Augsburg and London which produced optical viewing devices and special engravings to be viewed through them. In the 18th century the optical print or vue optique came into existence, whose exaggerated converging lines were intended to produce the optical illusion of deep recession. The viewing devices for which these perspective prints were produced consisted of a lens and a mirror, this requiring the use of reversed or mirror-image pictures.
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- Seller:Librairie Loeb-Larocque
- Reference: 22445