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Perspective view of New York. 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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La Destruction de la Statue royale a Nouvelle York.

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Item Number:  29060
Category:  Antique maps > America > North America

Old, antique perspective view of New York.

Title: La Destruction de la Statue royale a Nouvelle York.
Die Zerstörung der Königlichen Bild Säule zu Neu York.

Se vend à Augsburg au Negoce comun de L'Academie Imperiale d'Empire des Arts libereaux 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: 290 x 400mm (11.42 x 15.75 inches).
Sheet size: 335 x 460mm (13.19 x 18.11 inches).
Verso: Blank.
Condition: Original coloured, excellent.
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.