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Batavia le Ville… ( Habermann c.1780 )

Batavia le Ville Capitale Des Hollandois ( Habermann c.1780 )

Batavia le Ville Capitale Des Hollandois 

Batavia, die Haupt Stadt Feftung und Residenz des Holländischen Gouverneur am Flufs Iacatra in Oftindien auf der grofsen end herrlichen Insul Iava.

A very attractive late 18th century ‘optical’ print in old colour of Batavia’s harbour and town how it was in the old days. The print, which was designed to be shown through a light projector hence the reversed title, was engraved by Franz Xaver Habermann (1721-96), a German draughtsman, painter and engraver from Augsberg and published in a French travelogue, Collection des Prospects, probably between 1780 and 1796.

Perspective views (vues d’optique) were a special type of popular print published in Europe in the 18th century. These prints provided a form of entertainment when viewed through a device called an ‘optical machine’ or ‘optique”, a forerunner of the modern slide projector. The most characteristic feature of the perspective views is their emphasized linear perspective, done to intensify further the enhanced appearance of depth and the illusion of space in the prints when viewed through an optique. Another attribute of these prints is their bright, often crude hand colouring, applied boldly so as to show the tints when viewed through the lens.

Mint condition, measures 24 x 39 cm.

Purchase code: P1064/AAUI

Price: 1250 USD

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