Antique Optical Print of the French Boarding for the Cayenne Isle Port of Rochefort

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Antique print titled 'Enbarquement des Francois pour l'Isle de Cayenne au Port de Rochefort'. Hand coloured optical view of French boarding for the Cayenne Isle Port of Rochefort, as seen from the quay. In the front of the picture the bourgeoisie waits for their ship. In the distance ships sail to open water. 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. Published circa 1780.

Condition: Good. General age-related toning, minor wear. Blank verso. Please study images carefully.

Date: c.1780

Overall size: 50 x 33 cm.