Vue d'optique of the Church of St. Mary Le Bow, in Cheapside, London

Vue d'optique of the Church of St. Mary Le Bow, in Cheapside, London

Code: HH-2757

Dimensions:

W: 51cm (20.1")H: 34cm (13.4")

£100.00 Approx $137.55, €117.1, £100
Qty 

London: 1760. Hand coloured original copper engraving (done with watercolour). Originally designed to be viewed through a zograscope. Title in both English and French. 25 x 39 cm (image); 34 x 51 cm (sheet). A zograscope is an optical device for magnifying flat images, as the shape of the lens enhanced the sense of the depth shown in the picture. The precursor to 3D images! These were very fashionable in the late 18th century.

In excellent condition. Blank to verso.