Auction 111, Lot 454

"Prospectus Pontis St. Michaelis, vers Eccles: Cathedr. B.V.M. Parisiensis", Probst, George Balthasar

Subject: France - Paris

Period: 1780 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

15.7 x 11.5 inches
39.9 x 29.2 cm

Scarce view of the heart of Paris with the Pont Saint-Michel and Notre Dame. 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. A 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: A

Estimate: $350 - $400


Closed on 6/8/2005