Anonymous

1750

Hand-colored Antique Vue d'Optique View of Venice, Italy

Vue General de la Ville de Venise

DESCRIPTION: Hand colored copperplate engraved view of Venice, Italy from the mid 18th century. This Vue d'Optique, when viewed through the lens of a zograscope ( left-right reversed ) would have shown that city of islands as it would have appeared from the South looking slightly northwest across the Giudecca and San Giorgio Maggiore to Piazza san Marco.

Shown underway in the lagoon, in the Giudecca Canal, and in Saint Mark's Basin are numerous ships- galleys, xebecs, and square-rigged vessels , as well as dozens of Venice's signature gondolas.

CREATOR: Anonymous

PUBLICATION DATE: 1750

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: Italy

BODY OF WATER: Adriatic

CONDITION: Good  On heavy paper with a couple of repaired marginal defects not impacting the image.

COLORING: Original bright hand coloring

ENGRAVER: 

SIZE: 14 " x 9 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 7

PRICE: $275


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