Auction 89, Lot 317

"Vue de la Sorbonne Prise de la Cour",

Subject: Architecture

Period: 1790 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
15.5 x 10.5 inches
39.4 x 26.7 cm

Superb copper engraving from a scarce Vue d'Optique. 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 in 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.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $75 - $100

Sold for: $75

Closed on 12/8/1999

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