"Vue d'Optique" or “Perspective View"

Magic Lantern - Laterna Magica - Laterne Magique

The term “vue d'optique" or “perspective view" is used for describing a very special genre of antique print. Originating in England it became widely produced in Europe during the second half of the 18th century. Augsburg, Paris, Bassano and several other places became centers for the production of these interesting, fascinating engravings.

“Perspective views" are usually views of cities around the world (but also of other subject matters, historal, Biblical etc.). These were shown in “peep boxes" which in turn were usually set up by travelling owners of such viewing devices on markets throughout Europe. People could, for a certain amount of money, look into a peep box and view these perspective views through a magnifying lense which, at the same time, gave the viewer the impression of threedimensional perception. Well-to-do people bought such viewing machines for their families and began collecting the vue d'optique engravings showing them at home like slide show would be shown.

Perspective view prints were usually colored quite boldly before they were sold. Black and white samples are the exception and rather rare. They also have more or less the same format (size), because they had to fit the peep boxes. The title of a view was not always, but quite frequently printed in several languages and often repeated above the view in inverted writing (which was corrected by the lens for the viewer).

The value of perspective view prints rapidly increased, when modern day collectors discovered the genre and began to be interested in collecting the prints. Some large collections of prints and viewing devices have been sold in some of the big auction houses with great success.

Since perspective view prints were actually used almost daily by moving them in and out of viewing boxes, they often show some wear and tear, unless they were handled with much care by private possessors. Prints are in good condition unles otherwise mentioned. A few minor spots and signs of wear are typical of antique prints.

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"Laterna magica"

Wood engraving with some accompanying text (incomplete) in the German language

Ouside / inside view of laterna magica

Condition: Good

7 x 5,5 cm (ca. 2.8 x 2.2")

$ 20.00

Order Nr. VUEOPTIQUE237595


"La Fantasmograph."

Wood engraving of a French variant and further development of the laterna magica, a geneal invention, which was scientifically described by Jesuit priest Athanasius Kircher in the year 1671

Ca. 1860

With explanatory text in the French language (disrupted)

Image: Ca.9,5 x 7 cm (ca. 3.7 x 2.8")

Page size: ca. 29 x 19 cm (ca. 11.4 x 7.5")

$ 40.00

Order Nr. VUEOPTIQUE237596


"A View of Blanckenwall looking towards Greenwich".

The shipyards at Blackwall on the Thames

Vue d'optique. Copper etching by J. Heudelot. Original hand coloring. Ca. 1790.

Left margin added. Left side of print a bit rubbedOtherwise good condition.

23.2 x 40.4 cm (9.1 x 15.9").

$ 180.00

Order Nr. VUE D'OPTIQUE 4922


Venice. “La Strada D. Bassi e il suo Tempio di Venezia". Bassi street and church in Venice.

Vue d'optique. Copper etching. Published by Balthasar Probst. Augsburg. Ca. 1770. Title in four languages.

General age toning. Well preserved print with wide margins. Title: Latin, Italian, French, German.

27.2 x 41.3 cm 10.7 x 16.3").

$ 580.00

Order Nr. VUED'OPTIQUE 4904

Kapff Nr. 166


Venice. “Chiesa dalla Madonna la Bella colla Strada di Venezia" St. Mary the beautiful.

Vue d'optique. Copper etching. Published by Balthasar Probst. Augsburg. Ca. 1770. Title in four languages.

General age toning. Well preserved print with wide margins. Title: Latin, Italian, French, German.

27.4 x 40.8 cm (10.8 x 16.1").

$ 580.00

Order Nr. VUED'OPTIQUE 4905

Kapff Nr. 162


"Strassenscene in Peking" (a scene in a Beijing street)

A man offering with his vues d'optiques a glance into the outside world.

Type of print: Wood engraving

Engraver: C. Laplante

Drawing by: Adrien Marie

Published: In a German publication. Ca. 1890

Verso: Text print in German.

Condition: Clean. Text from reverse side shines faintly through.

15,8 x 23,5 cm (ca. 6.2 x 9.3")

$ 145.00

Order Nr. VUEOPTIQUE238774


PEEP BOX / Boite d'Optique Guckkasten

No title. On the Fair Ground.

Among various childrens' diversions -a Peep Box!

Seems to be a French scenery.

Wood engraving. Printed in color. French. Ca. 1890 / 1900

Reverse side has unrelated text print.

General age toning. Margins show some traces of age and use.

26,8 x 20,5 cm (ca. 10.5 x 8")

Order Nr. VUED'OPTIQUE238403SOLD


"Vue et perspective d'un Jardin du Roy d'Angleterre aux environs de Londres"

A Royal Garden view near London

Type of print: Copper etching

Color: Beautiful original hand coloring

Condition: Almost perfect

Published: Paris by Jacques Chereau

Date published: Ca. 1760/80

Print size: 25,4 x 42,5 cm ( (10 x 16.7")

Sheet size: 31,4 x 50,8 cm (12.3 x 20")

Price: $ 140.00

Order Nr. VUED'OPTIQUE 236098


"The Foundling Hospital London - L'Hospital des Enfans Trouves a Londres"

Orphnage in London. Waisenhaus in London - Now Foundling Museum.

Type of print: Copper etching

Color: Beautiful original hand coloring

Condition: Almost perfect

Published: Paris by Jacques Chereau

Date published: Ca. 1760/80

Print size: 25 x 41 cm ( (9.8 x 16.1")

Sheet size: 31,4 x 51 cm (12.3 x 20")

Price: $ 150.00

Order Nr. VUED'OPTIQUE 236097


"Vue du Grand Marche vers l'Eglise de Notre Dame a Munic En Baviere"

Munich Marienplatz (St. Mary's Plaza)

Vue d'optique, perspective view. Copper etching. Original hand coloring. Published by Mondhare, Paris. Ca. 1760. Title only in French

Shows the main plaza of Munich as splendid as it once was and Notre Dame church as it is still in present time with a lively staffage.

Margins show traces of age and use. But the image as well as the superb hand coloring are in very good condition.

27.3 x 42.2 cm (10.7 x 16.6")

$ 560.00

Order Nr. VUE D'OPTIQUE235282


"Le Cap de Bonne Esperance"

Copper etching. Published by Jacques Chereau. Paris, ca. 1780. Original hand coloring. Above image reverse title for use in peep box.

An early view of Cape Town from the ocean

Condition is very good!

23 x 39 cm (9.1 x 15.4")

$ 420.00

Order Nr. VUED'OPTIQUE 234625


“Vue de la Ville du Mexique prise du cote du Lac". Floating fruit and flower boats on the lake in Mexico City.

Vue d'optique. Copper etching. Original hand coloring. By Daumont, Paris, ca. 1790.

Wide margins have some repaired tears away from image. General age toning.

Inverted title above for use in Peep box. Title: French.

23 x 38.3 cm (9 x 15").

$ 400.00

Order Nr. VUE D'OPTIQUE 4921


"Le Singe qui montre la laterne magique"

(The monkey explaining the magic lantern)

Type of print: Wood engraving

Designer & Engraver: Valentin Foulquier (1822-1896)

After painting by: Victor Bachereau (1842-1885)

Reverse side: Unrelated French text print

Place:Paris

Dated:Dated 1865

Measurements (Image): 21.5 x 15 cm (ca. 8.5 x 6")

Condition: General age toning. Otherwise very good.

Price: $ 80.00

Humoristique rendering of a magic lantern in animal kingdom with a likewise poem underneith in the French language. The animals see “nothing" on the opposite wall, because the monkey does not know how to handle the technique well.

Order Nr. VUE D'OPTIQUE 236347


"Entwurf des Collegii der Gesellschaft Jesu bei S. Salvator gegen Mittag"

View of of the College of the Societas Jesu (SJ) in Augsburg, Germany

Type of print: Copper etching as a cue d'optique

Engraver: Anonymous

Published: Paris. Ca. 1760/80

Condition: Trimmed to edges of print with black border lines fully there. Margins added on all four sides. Paper for margins used is paper of around 1800. Title in Latin and in German language by ink. Image clean. Margins partially spotty with traces of age and use.

21,7 x 39 cm (ca. 8.5 x 15")

$ 240.00

Order Nr.VUEOPTIQUE238734


“Die St. Peters Kirche nebst dem Vatican Palast zu Rom"

Title also in French, Italian, Latin

Copper etching by Georg Gottfried Winckler. Original hand coloring.

Published by Georg Balthasar Probst. Augsburg, um 1750. Kapff 144

Plate mark has been strenghtened from behind using fine China paper. Repaired tear in upper sky area.

There is spotting, creasing and other traces of age and use.

27,2 x 40,2 cm (10.7 x 15.8")

$ 150.00

Order Nr. VUE D'OPTIQUE238088


"Vue Perspective de la grande place du Parc St. Jacques a Londres"

View of Horse Guards Palace in St. James Park in London

Type of print: Copper etching

Color: Beautiful original hand coloring

Condition: Almost perfect

Published: Paris by Jacques Chereau

Date published: Ca. 1760/80

Print size: 23 x 37,5 cm ( (9 x 14.7")

Sheet size: 31,4 x 51 cm (12.3 x 20")

Price: $ 160.00

Order Nr. VUED'OPTIQUE 236100


"View of the Canal of St. James's Park - Vue du Canal dans le Parc de St. Jacques"

St. James Park London

Type of print: Copper etching

Color: Beautiful original hand coloring

Condition: Almost perfect except for light crease in lower left margin corner.

Published: Paris by Jacques Chereau

Date published: Ca. 1760/80

Print size: 23 x 40 cm ( (9 x 15.7")

Sheet size: 34,4 x 47,8 cm (13.6 x 18.8")

Price: $ 120.00

Order Nr. VUED'OPTIQUE 236099


Papal Peepshows

Wood engraving dated 1861 from "Punch or the London Charivari" Included is the text which describes the relics and antiques of the Church of Notre Dame in Aix la Chapelle which can be viewed by the public.. The word "Papal" does not refer to Rome or the Vatican in this case but to subjects Roman Catholic everywhere.

Page size: 27 x 20 cm ( 10.6 x 7.8 ")

Order VUEOPTIQUE236773 SOLD


"Actieuse Nacht-Wind-Zanger met zyn Tover slons"
"The night share-crier and his magic lantern. A caricature of John Law and his bubble schemes - Amsterdam, 1720,"

Wood engraving ca 1870. Reverse side is printed.

9.5 x 7.4 cm ( 3.7 x 2.9 ")

$ 40.00

Order Nr. VUEOPTIQUE238966


Vue de la Cour du Prince Statouder d´Holland ou se lient l´assembles des Etats Generaux a la Haye.

Published in Paris by Jaques Chereau ca 1770. Fine original hand coloring.

Print has overall pleasant light age toning. Small repair in lower left corner outside of image in plate impression.
Minor signs of age and use in margins.

Image: 22 x 38.5 cm ( 8.6 x 15 ")

$ 170.00

Order Nr. VUEOPTIQUE237336


Menorca (Mahon). “Prospect des Koeniglichen Zollhausses in dem Hafen zu Port=Mahon, auf der Insel Minorca, in dem Mittellaendischen Meer, welche ganze Insul, in dem letzten Utrechter Frieden, die Kron Spanien denen Engellaendern abgetretten"

Vue d'optique. Copper etching by Balthasar Friedrich Leizelt. Original hand coloring. Published by Kaiserlich Franziskische Akademie. Augsburg, ca. 1780.

General age toning. Lower margin narrow. Some spotting and a mild crease outside image. Inverted title above. Very nice coloring. Overall condition: Better than good. Title: German and French.

24 x 38 cm ( 13.4 x 15").

$ 480.00

Order Nr. VUE D'OPTIQUE 4914


Frankfurt, Germany. “La Place du Marche de Francfort sur le Mein en Allemagne". Market day in Frankfurt.

Vue d'optique Nr. 55). Copper etching. Original hand coloring. Published by Daumont. Paris, ca. 1790.

General age toning. Margins somewhat browned. Right margin has stains well away from image. Lower left margin corner has repaired tear. Title: Latin and French.

25.2 x 41.5 cm (9.9 x 16.3").

$ 480.00

Order Nr. VUE D'OPTIQUE 4915


 

Book Title

For all of those who like or even love vues d'optiques, perspective views, Guckkastenbilder or peep box pictures the publishing of Sixt von Kapff's book on this subject matter is a great moment, a sidereal hour!

Dr. von Kapff is presenting here a veritable masterwork by composing acribically the entire work, which Georg Balthasar Probst (1732 - 1801), publisher in Augsburg, devoted to a new genre of printing: the perspective view. Over a long period of time Kapff meticulously and unrelenting carried together all information about the individual perspective views Probst had produced. He photographed each as he found them in public and in private collections, antiquariats and auction houses and did not relent until he had assembled the entire Probst work.

The result of this labor is indeed astonishing. It is as entertaining as it is scientific. Kapff was not satisfied with showing each vue d'optique but he went after the source. Which artwork served Probst as models for his prints? Wherever possible Kapff furnished even this very interesting information. Every single Probst-print is shown with all the necessary information pertaining to it: Title in all used languages, engraver (if known), Probst-number, exact size and even any specialties worth mentioning, and , last not least for collectors, dealers, auctioneers: the KAPFF number, by which from now on all Probst vues d'optique prints will be refered to.

Probst's perspective view prints belong to the highest in quality. Besides prints of Biblical and mythological themes, Probst printed mainly views of cities and places , mostly boldly hand-colored, which showmen offered to the public for small coin in their peep boxes. In times when travelling was limited to few, this was, for the general public, a possibility for a glance into the distant, wide world. The high quality of Probst perspective views is based on his use of foremost artists, such as Piranesi, Belotto (Canaletto), Marieschi, Werner, Remshart and many others.

From one, who has known Dr. Sixt von Kapff through all these years I express my admiration and my gratitude for this great book!

Rainer Rauhut, antiquarian

Sixt von Kapff, Guckkastenbilder aus dem Verlag von Georg Baltasar Probst 1732 - 1801. Gesamtkatalog. Bound (hard cover). Anton H. Konrad Verlag, Weissenhorn

www.konrad-verlag.de

ISBN 978-3-87437-548-1

Subscription price until April 30, 2011 is EURO 88.00

Prague. - "Prospect des Eingangs in in die koenigliche Burg, und der Erzbischoefl. Residenz bis zur alten Reitschul in Prag". (Royal Chateau and Episcopal Residence in Prague)

Copper etching in the highest quality with superb original hand coloring. Published by Carmine. Augsburg, ca. 1780

Margins are not very ample. A hardly visible crease in upper right corner. Otherwise oerfect.

26 x 36.5 cm (10.2 x 14.4")

$ 480.00

Order Nr. VUED'OPTIQUE234624


"The Church of St. Peter at Rome - L'Eglise de St. Pierre a Rome"

Vue d'optique - Perspective view. Anonymous copper etching. Pub lished by Bowles and Carver. London, ca. 1780

Very attractive, spectacular view of St. Peter with the impressive Colonades of the St. Peter Plaza planned by Gian Lorenzo Bernini

Margins have been professionally widened. Very good condition.

25 x 40.5 cm (9.8 x 16")

$ 450.00

Order Nr. VUEDOPTIQUE234614


"L'Eglise, et la place de St. Andre de la Valle, a Rome" (Church of Sant'Andrea della Valle)

Copper etching by Huquier. Paris, ca. 1780. Very good original hand coloring. Tite above image in reverse writing for use in peep box.

Minimal traces of age in margin edges. Image in excellent condition.

24 x 41 cm (9.4 x 16.1")

$ 420.00

Order Nr. VUEDOPTIQUE234623


Vista del Palacio Real cerca de la Parada a Berlin.(Stadtschloss in Berlin - City Chateau in Berlin)

Copper etching.Vue d'Optique. Original hand coloring. By Remondini, Bassano, ca. 1780. Text: Left Latin, Right Spanish

The chateau of the Prussian Kings as it looked ca. 1750.

Some minor traces of age and use.

28.3 x 41 cm (11.1 x 16.1")

$ 520.00

Order Nr. VUE D'OPTIQUE4929


Prospect des Koenigl. Opern=Hausses gegen der Catholischen S. Hedwigs Kirche zu Berlin - ( Opera House and St. Hedwig's church Berlin)

Copper etching by Georg Balthasar Probst. Vue d'optique. Original hand coloring. Text: Left Latin and French. Right: Italian and German

Excellent hand coloring. Very good condition. Minor traces of age and use in margins.

26.5 x 40.8 cm (10.4 x 16.1")

$ 780.00

Order Nr. VUE D'OPTIQUE4928

Kapff Nr. 15


Prospect des Koenigl. Arsenals, gegen dem Cron-Prinzl. Palast zu Berlin

Copper etching by Georg Balthasar Probst. Vue d'optique. Original hand coloring. Text: Left Latin and French. Right: Italian and German

Excellent hand coloring. Very good condition. Minor traces of age and use in margins.

27 x 41 cm (10.6 x 16.1")

$ 780.00

Order Nr. VUE D'OPTIQUE4927

Kapff Nr. 13


Vue De LÁncienne Ville De Palmire, en Asie.

Type of print: Copper etching

Color: Beautiful original hand coloring

Condition: Almost perfect

Published: Paris by Chez Hocquart

Date published: Ca. 1760/80

Print size: 24,3 x 37 cm ( 9.5 14.5")

Sheet size: 33 x 51 cm (12.9 x 20")

Price: $ 120.00

Order Nr. VUED'OPTIQUE 236470


"The Ancient City of Palmira as it now appears" (Syria)

Copper etching (original hand-coloring). Published by Carington Bowles in a series of perspective views after the British expedition and the careful drawing of all then remaining antique ruins in Palmira. Robert Wood and James Dawkins went to Palmira in 1751 and had J.P Borra an italian architect draw the ruins. Their enormously important monumental work bore the title: The Ruins of Palmira" and was published in London, 1753This is plate 4, the general view, of the set of 4 perspective views, which were printed after the mentioned book. London, ca. 1760

Title in English and French in the manner of perspective views.

Descriptions:

1. The Temple of the Sun (Baal) - 2. ATurkish Mosque - 3. A Little Temple - 4. The Cell of a Temple - 5. Large Pedestals - 6. A Line of Columns which belonged to a Portico - 7. The Remains of a Christian Church - 8. Ruins of a Sepulchre - 9. Buildings errected by Diocletian - 10. A Sepulchre - 11. Ruins of a Turkish fortification - 12. The Turkish castle on the hill.

Beautiful original hand coloring. Hardly visible repaired tear on right side. Small repaired tear in left margin.
Overall very pleasant appearance.

27.2 x 37.8 cm (10.7 x 14.9")

$ 580.00

Order Nr. NEAREAST235623


Ninive (Iraq) "Der Antiqutaet kundigen mainung nach ein Tempel von Ninive aus einer Medaille abgenomen, welche man einer aegytischen Mumie gefunden, so bey Herr Joh. Pietro Belori in Rom zu sehen war" (Title also in the French language)

Copper etching after the drawing by Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach (1656 - 1723).

Published in his “Entwurff Einer Historischen Architectur" (draft of a historical architecture). Vienna, 1721. This collection of folio-size copper etchings of the highest quality counts for being the first essential work on architecture.

Some spotting and minor traces of age and use in margins. Hardly visible minor creases.

29 x 41.5 cm (11.4 x 16.3")

$ 390.00

Order Nr.MIDDLEEAST235622


The Ministerial Crisis

Showman. On your right you wil perceive a Prime Minister a Bolishing hisself. And over your left is another Prime Minister a Bolishing of the Corn Laws.

Master John Bull. But which is the Prime Minister?

Showman. Which ever you please, my little dear. You pays your money, and you takes your choice.

Wood engraving from Punch, 1846.

Page size: 26 x 19.2 cm ( 14.1 x 7.5 ")

$ 65.00

Order Nr. VUEOPTIQUE236765


Marseille. “Viso del Palazzo della Citta di Marsiglia e L'una parte del Porto". City Hall and a part of the harbour of Marseille.

Vue d'optique. Copper etching. Published by Balthasar Probst. Augsburg. Ca. 1770. Title in four languages.

General age toning. Well preserved print with wide margins. Title: Latin, Italian, French, German.

27.2 x 39.6 cm (10.7 x 15.6").

$ 380.00

Order Nr. VUED'OPTIQUE 4906

Kapff Nr. 104


"Veue et Perspective du College des quatres Nations, de Paris"

College of Four Nations or Institut de France and Bibliotheque Mazarine. Also common use to say: College Mazarin. Opposite the Louvre on the Seine in the 6th Arrondissement. A noble baroque building, built from 1662 to 1688 by archiect Louis Le Vau.

Vue d'optique, perspective view. Copper etching. Original hand coloring. Published by Daumont, Paris. Ca. 1760

French perspective view. Title in Latin and French. Ca. 1760

Well kept. Beautiful original hand coloring. Minor creasing. No major traces of age and use.

29 x 41.5 cm (11.4 x 16.3")

$ 420.00

Order Nr. VUE D'OPTIQUE 235235


Paris. “La Porte St. Bernard entrant dans Paris".

Vue d'optique. Copper etching. Original hand coloring. Published by Daumont. Paris. Ca. 1790. All windows cut out. A gold foil mounted behind section with windows, so that the openings appear in gold.

Margins partially reenforcec to repair tears. Non of them reaching image. Otherwise well preserved print. Title: Latin and French

25.8 x 40.3 cm (10.2 x 15.9").

$ 420.00

Order Nr. VUED'OPTIQUE 4909


Paris. “Les Boulevards de Paris pris du grand Caffe pres le Reservoir de la Ville".

Vue d'optique. Copper etching.. Original hand coloring. Published by Daumont. Parais, ca. 1790.

General age toning. A tiny bit wrinkly. Margins a bit spotty. Title: Latin and French

26.3 x 38.4 cm (10.4 x 15.1").

$ 180.00

Order Nr. VUE D'OPTIQUE 4910


Paris - Palace of Four Nations

"Vue du Paris des quattres Nationes / Ansicht von den Palast der
vier Nationen / Vedutta del palazzo della quatro Natione".

Copper etching in original hand coloring, Augsburg, ca 1750. Vue dŒOptique.

This powerfully-colored etching is symetically engraved with the Palace of the Four Nations in
the center. The palace with its dome overlooks the Seine river, full of life with various riverboats.
The title is below the image in three languages. Above the image in mirror writing is "Perspective de Paris".

Print has light toning and some scattered smudging in margins.
Light browning of outer margin edges and a small repair on upper magin edge. Condition is Almost Very Good.

27.2 x 39.8 cm ( 10.7 x 15.7 ")

$ 350.00

Order Nr. PARIS FRANCE9072



Paris-Versailles. “Le Chateau Roayal de Versailles cu cote de la Grande Avenue de Paris".

Vue d'optique. Copper etching. Original hand coloring. Published by Daumont. Paris, ca. 1790.

General age toning. The coloring a bit careless. Spotty in margins. Inverted title above. Title: Latin and English

25.4 x 39.6 cm (10 x 15.6").

$ 480.00

Order Nr. VUE D'OPTIQUE 4913


From the episode of 6 engravings “The prodigal son". “Il figliolo prodigo dividendo i beni col Padre". The son receives his patrimony.

Vue d'optique. Copper etching. Very good original hand coloring. Published by Georg Balthasar Probst. Augsburg, ca. 1770.

General age toning. Margins a bit spotty and roundabout reenforced to repair insignificant tears. Title: Latin, Italian, French, German.

28 x 41.5 cm (11 x 16.3").

$ 280.00

Order Nr. VUE D'OPTIQUE 4916

Kapff Nr. 345


Frome the episode of 6 engravings“The prodigal son". “El Hijo Prodigo Reparte Los Bienes Con El Padre". The son receives his patrimony.

Vue d'optique. Copper etching. Published by Remondini. Bassano, ca. 1790.

General age toning. Some wrinkling and creasing. Wide margins. Some repaired tears. Title: Latin and Spanish.

28.7 x 41.7 cm (11.3 x 16.4").

$ 280.00

Order Nr. VUE D'OPTIQUE 4917


"Filius deperditus inter Scorta Il figliuolo prodigio fra la puttane."

"L `enfant prodigue entre las putains. Der verlohrne Sohn bey den Huren"

Frome the episode of 6 engravings“The prodigal son".

Vue d'optique. Copper etching. Published by Georg Balthasar Probst. Augsburg, ca. 1770.

Repaired tear on upper margin edge and another on lower margin edge.
Left margin edge and upper margin edge have been reinforced on the reverse side.
Crease in lower left image and scattered creases in lower margin and title area.

Image size: 27.5 x 41 cm ( 10.8 x 16.1 ")
Page size: 34.2 x 44.2 cm ( 13.4 x 17.4 ")

Order Nr. VUE D'OPTIQUE238277SOLD

Kapff Nr. 347


 

From the episode of 6 engravings “The prodigal son":“ Il figlio prodigo porcaro" . Son as swineherd.

Vue d'optique. Copper etching. Very good original hand coloring. Published by Georg Balthasar Probst. Augsburg, ca. 1770.

General age toning. Margins a bit spotty and partially reenforced to repair insignificant tears. Title: Latin, Italian, French, German.

27.4 x 41.4 cm ( 10.8 x 16.3").

Order Nr. VUE D'OPTIQUE 4918SOLD

Kapff Nr. 348


From the series of 7 engravings “Seven wonders of the anciaent world": “Monument de Mausoli batis par Arthemise mis au nombre d'une des 7 merveille du Monde". Temple of Artemis at Ephesus.

Vue d'optique. Copper etching. Original hand coloring. Sold by Mondhare. Paris, ca. 1800.

General age toning. Narrow margins. Upper margin reenforced. Title: French

26.7 x 40.5 cm (10.5 x 15.9")

Order Nr. VUE D'OPTIQUE 4919SOLD


"Gesicht S. Peters Pfarr Kirch gegen dem Wacht Hauss zu Wien"

Saint Peter church in Vienna, Austria

Vue d'optique. Perspective view. Copper etching by J.F.Leizel. Partial original hand coloring. Published by Balthasar Probst. Augsburg. Ca. 1770. Title in four languages: Latin, French, Italian, German.

Except that the hand coloring was begun, but not finished, this engraving is in excellent condition

27 x 40 cm (10.6 x 15.7")

$ 240.00

Order Nr. VUE D'OPTIQUE235283

Kapff Nr. 267


Walfang Whaling

"Balaena ramis adigitur ad Navim - La Baleine est rameen Navire". Whaling.

French anonymous copper etching in the style of a "Vue d'Optique" (Peep-box engraving). Original typical boldhand coloring. Ca. 1760

Shows Row boats driving the killed whales towards larger whaling ships.

The shape of a sickle moon in the upper left is cut out and backed with a silver foil. Lower margin widened by application. Left and right margins reinforced from back. A few repaired tears in margins.Scattered creasing. In the sky area are scattered tiny pin holes.

27.5 x 41 cm (10.8 x 16.3")

$ 480.00

Order Nr. DOLPHINWHALE6858


Potsdam. “Vue des Jardins de Potsdam en Prusse". Chateau gardens near Berlin.

Vue d'optique. Copper etching. Recent and coloring in style. Published by Gangel. Metz, ca. 1800. Inverted title above.

Well preserved print with wide margins. Title: French

35.3 x 39.3 cm (13.9 x 15.5").

$ 420.00

Order Nr. GARDEN 5035


Prospect der S. Martins Kirche zu London

Copper etching by Georg Balthasar Probst. Vue d'optique. Original hand coloring. Text: Left Latin and French. Right: Italian and German

Excellent hand coloring. Margins trimmed without loss to title etc.

27.7 x 40 cm (10.9 x 15.7")

$ 280.00

Order Nr. VUE D'OPTIQUE4926

Kapff Nr. 129


“Vue d'Optique representant La Bourse Royale a Londres".
Peep box view of the Royal Stock Exchange, London.

Copper etching in original hand coloring. To be used in peep boxes. Printed by Daumont. Paris, ca. 1760.

Very attractive and important view of the London Stock Exchange. All four margin corners rounded off. Traces of use and light smudging in margins. But the condition in general is better than good.

22.3 x 38.5 cm (8.8 x 15.2")

$ 480.00

Order Nr. ENGLAND2119


“La facciata del Pallazo del Sigre. Marchese Capponi in Firenze"

Copper etching by Gottfried Boeck after F.B. Werner. Augsburg, ca. 1750. Original hand coloring.

Paper has some creases, mostly in margins. . Light age toning and some minor spotting in margins

17.6 x 29.5 cm (6.9 x 11.6")

$ 180.00

Order Nr. FIRENZE 1286


“Prospettiva della Galleria presso della parte dila del Arno"

(View from the Arno river through the gate to the Uffizi)

Copper etching by Gottfried Boeck after F.B. Werner. Augsburg, ca. 1750.

Vibrant original hand coloring - 5 windows on the left, and 4 windows on the right cut out with a gold foil behind cut-outs.

Some creasing, especially in margins. General age toning and some spotting in margins

16.5 x 28.8 cm (6.5 x 11.3").

$ 150.00

Order Nr. FIRENZE 1285


Delineatio alicujus Spatii Petersburgi in Russia

“Entwurff eines Plazes zu Petersburg in Russland" Kapff 283

Concept for a plaza in St. Petersburg.

Vue d'optique. Perspective view. Copper etching. Original hand coloring. Published by Balthasar Probst. Augsburg. Ca. 1770. Title in four languages: Latin, French, Italian, German.

Margins show traces of age and use. Image and original hand coloring very nice, except for some vertical crinkling in the middle.

27 x 40.5 cm (10.6 x 15.9")

$ 450.00

Order Nr. RUSSIA2011


Optics

Copper etching ca 1800. In the upper left is a magic lantern. The lower half is a Micrometer.
Small, repaired tear on upper margin edge. Clean print.

Page size: 27 x 19.5 cm ( 10.6 x 7.6 ")

$ 85.00

Order Nr. OPTIC235757


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