Auction 107, Lot 571

"Vue de la Ville du Mexique prise du Cote du Lac", Daumont Co.

Subject: Mexico

Period: 1790 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

15.2 x 9 inches
38.6 x 22.9 cm

A lovely view of a lakeside boulevard in Mexico City. The lake is filled with interesting boats carrying a variety of produce. Engraved for a Vue d' Optique, it was designed to be viewed in a special apparatus that gave the scene a strong 3-D impression. The title at top is engraved in reverse. These views are some of the most distinctive and interesting images of the eighteenth century, and their distinctive engraving style, striking perspective and bright original color makes them as visually delightful as they are historically fascinating.


Condition: B

Backed with Japanese tissue with some paper extension in blank margins. Color a bit faded. Some ink stain at center.

Estimate: $200 - $250


Closed on 6/9/2004