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Vue Generale de la Ville de Venise (Venice)


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18th Century engraving


Originally published in c1725, this edition c1770. Published in Paris by Daumont in the rue St. Martin. Daumont was a publisher of vues d'optique, wallpaper, popular prints, and playing-cards. These kind of perspective views (vues d’optique) became extremely popular in Europe in the second half of the 18th century. Publishers would use a zograscope, a device with a lens and mirror, to give an illusion of depth to hand coloured engravings. Very light crease.

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artist Jean François Daumont (publisher/printer; fl.1740 - 1775)
method Copper line engraving with original hand-colouring
date C1770
size 200mm by 360mm (platemark)
SKU VW8719