"Vue perspective d'un Combat Naval", Basset, Paul-Andre le jeune
Period: 1790 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
14.2 x 8.2 inches
36.1 x 20.8 cm
Scarce Vue d'Optique of a naval battle. The engraving was designed to be viewed in a special apparatus that gave the view a strong 3-D impression. The title at top is engraved in reverse and another title is engraved at bottom for use outside the viewer. These prints were only produced for a short period of time, as they were replaced with the smaller steroviewer.
Original strong color that is a characteristic of these unique engravings. Mat burn and foxing in margins and verso. Remnants of framing tape on verso.