Le Jupiter Qinquième Planete et son Influxion - Probst (c.1770)

  • Technic: Engraving / etching with contemporary hand colouring on hand laid paper.
  • Condition: Good, given age. Some minor crinkles. A few spots, mainly the margins. Edges on verso with remnants of tape from former matting. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
  • Date: 1770
  • Overall size: 18,4 x 14 inch
  • Image size: 16,1 x 12,4 inch

Description: Antique print, titled: 'Le Jupiter Qinquième Planete et son Influxion' - Allegorical print of Jupiter (the fifth Planet) and its influence. This is an optical print, also called 'vue optique' or 'vue d'optique', which were made to be viewed through a Zograscope, or other devices of convex lens and mirrors, all of which produced an optical illusion of depth. Separately published optical print by Probst, ca. 1770.

Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Georg Balthasar Probst' after an anonymous artist. Georg Balthasar Probst (1732 - 1801) was a German artist, engraver and publisher in Augsburg, a major European publishing center in the 17th and 18th centuries. He produced architectural views of places around the world, including vues d'optique, which were published in various places during the last half of the 18th century, including Paris, Augsburg and London.