BG-12777

Antique Print of Bastion Gelderland by Habermann (c.1770)

  • Condition: Fair, original/contemporary hand coloring. Partly frayed/ torn in outer blank margins, occ. sl. foxed/ browned. Shows wear and creasing, blank verso. Please study image carefully.
  • Date: c.1770
  • Overall size: 50 x 39.5 cm.
  • Image size: 40 x 24 cm.
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.. Antique Print of Bastion Gelderland by Habermann (c.1770)

Description: Antique print titled 'Prospect von der Bastion Gelderland ausserhalb der Stadt Batavia, wie solche nach der Natur gege die aussern portugiesischen Kirche und dem blauen Berg zu, gezeichnet worden von Iohann Wolffgang Heyd / Vue de la bastion de gelderland hors de la ville Batavie, desine vers de l'Eglise portugoise et du Montagne bleu par Jean Wolfgang Heyd.' View of the Portuguese non-denominational church and environs as seen from Bastion Gelderland near Batavia, Indonesia. 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. Source unknown, to be determined.

Artists and Engravers: Francois Xavier Habermann (1721-1796), German engraver. Published at: Negoce comun de l'Academie Imperiale d'Empire des Arts libereaux.