Vue d'optique du Pont de Westminster Du Côté du Nord de Londres
Augsburg: B.F. Leizelt: 1750. A view of London - the title is printed in reverse. Coloured. Dimensions: 28 x 39.5 cm. Verso is blank. From "Collection des Prospects". Text in French. Originally designed to be viewed through a zograscope. A view down the Thames with Westminster bridge. A zograscope is an optical device for magnifying flat images, as the shape of the lens enhanced the sense of the depth shown in the picture. The precursor to 3D images! These were very fashionable in the late 18th century.
Condition: Good. Narrow margins. Slightly wrinkled. Water stain on the right.