Auction 110, Lot 554

"Vue de la Tour d'Or et du Chateau Trienne a Seville",

Subject: Spain

Period: 1750 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

16.4 x 11 inches
41.7 x 27.9 cm

Lovely vue d'optique of Seville with details of ships, fortifications and fishermen. The view 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

Beautiful old color with two closed tears, both in blank margins. Central printer's crease through image, surface soil in margins.

Estimate: $250 - $350

Sold for: $180

Closed on 3/2/2005