Antique Print-KINGSTON-HULL-ARSENAL-BRIDGE-OPTICAL PRINT-Probst-Leizel-c. 1770

Price: € 247,50

Subject: Antique print, titled: 'Vue de l'Est du Pont et Nouvel-Arsenal de Kingiston sur l'Hull.' - View of the New Bridge and arsenal of Kingston, Hull, Yorkshire, Great Britain. 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.
Condition: Good, given age. Several creases and crinkles. Margins with a few worm holes, one tiny hole in caption area. A few minor spots. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
Medium: Engraving / etching with contemporary hand colouring on hand laid (verge) paper.
Size (in cm): The overall size is ca. 51 x 39.5 cm. The image size is ca. 40.5 x 31.3 cm.
Size (in inch): The overall size is ca. 20.1 x 15.6 inch. The image size is ca. 15.9 x 12.3 inch.
Part Number: 59238
Location: (ISCRA) BG-B12-15
Description: Published by Georg Balthasar Probst (1732 - 1801) who 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.

Artists and Engravers: Made by 'B. F. Leizel' after 'Georg Balthasar Probst'.