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Perspective view of Boston. c. 1770

Prints called perspective views, or vues d’optique, were created specifically to be viewed with the perspective glass. These prints used dramatic linear perspectives to maximize the sense of depth. The titles mainly were printed backwards so that they could be read when reflected in the mirror. Perspective views mostly depicted foreign landscapes, street views, architectural interiors, and political or historical events.


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Vue de Boston.

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Item Number:  29059
Category:  Antique maps > America > North America

Old, antique perspective view of Boston.

Title: Vue de Boston.
Prospect der König Strasse gegen das Land Thor zu Boston

Vuë de la Ruë du Roi, vers la Porte de la Campagne a Boston.
 
Se vend à Augsburg au Negoce comun de L'Academie Imperiale d'Empire des Arts liberaux avec Privilege de Sa Majesté Imperiale et avec Défense ni d'en faire ni de vendre les Copies.
 
Gravé par François Xav Habermann.

Engraver: François Xavier Habermann.

Date: c. 1770.

Copper engraving, printed on paper.
Map size: 315 x 420mm (12.4 x 16.54 inches).
Sheet size: 350 x 470mm (13.78 x 18.5 inches).
Verso: Blank.
Condition: Original coloured, backed with paper, some minor marginal smudging.
Condition Rating: A.

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Prints called perspective views, or vues d’optique, were created specifically to be viewed with the perspective glass. These prints used dramatic linear perspectives to maximize the sense of depth. The titles mainly were printed backwards so that they could be read when reflected in the mirror. Perspective views mostly depicted foreign landscapes, street views, architectural interiors, and political or historical events.