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Auction 93, Lot 394

"Prospect des Haupt Plazes der untern Stadt zu Quebec", Haberman, F. X.

Subject: Quebec, Canada

Period: 1760 (circa)

Publication: Collection des Prospects

Color: Hand Color

16.5 x 12.5 inches
41.9 x 31.8 cm
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A lovely view of a street in the main plaza of the lower part of Quebec. The wide boulevard is filled with marching soldiers and people going about their daily business. 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: A

Foxing in margins and light crease at upper right corner. Remnants of hinge tape in top margin.

Estimate: $500 - $600


Closed on 12/6/2000