VUE DE LA VILLE DE BATAVIA.

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Vue de la Ville de Batavia.

Engraving, hand-colored, c.1775.
Image size 9 1/2 x 15 3/8" (242 x 391 mm).
Good condition save for riplling and soiling in image.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 86146
Price: $650.00
Publisher : A Paris, chex Hocquart, rue St. Jacques, No. 64.
This is a vue d'optique image of Batavia, modern day Jakarta, Indonesia.Vue d'optique, or perspective view, were popular in Europe during the last half of the 18th century. They were meant to be seen through a device called a zograscope, or optical machine. This "machine" uses a pair of mirrors and a magnifying glass and would give the viewer a 3-D perspective. 18th-19th Century Subjects , Town Views - Asia , Southeast Asia