Auction 111, Lot 93

"Vue de la Basse Ville a Quebec vers le Fleuve St. Laurent", Haberman, F. X.

Subject: Canada - Quebec

Period: 1790 (circa)

Publication: Collection des Prospects

Color: Hand Color

15.6 x 12 inches
39.6 x 30.5 cm

A lovely view of the river and city of Quebec with a ship and boat in the foreground. 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

Laid down on original board with some soiling.

Estimate: $275 - $325


Closed on 6/8/2005