Auction 111, Lot 551

"Vue Perspective de la Bouvre de Seville et de la Gdr. Rue",

Subject: Spain - Seville

Period: 1780 (circa)

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Color: Hand Color

Size:
15.2 x 10.2 inches
38.6 x 25.9 cm

Superb view of Seville's fabulous cathedral. 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. Engraved by Huguier fils.

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Condition: A

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $180

Closed on 6/8/2005

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