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Catalogus 39 Optical Prints


Cover image: View on the ‘Nieuwe Kerk’ in Delft. [Reference ID: 61154 (Opt-039)]

VOF Antiquariaat A.G. van der Steur Catalogus 39 / Optical Prints Texts: Photos: Concept: Editing:

Sanne Hansler Arine van der Lely - van der Steur Arine van der Lely - van der Steur Laura Shea Anna Bianco Anna Bianco Sanne Hansler Arine van der Lely - van der Steur

We are grateful to the Joseph Allen Skinner Museum, Massachusetts (USA) for providing us with the beautiful photos in the introduction of the present catalogue.


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Den Haag, January 25th 2017

Dear reader,

We are proud to present our new catalogue on optical prints. This catalogue begins with a short introduction. At the end of the catalogue you can find an index in alphabetical order. We included photos of all the containing works. High resolution images are available on our website www.vandersteur.nl. We would be happy to provide you with any further information needed. Just send an email to antiquariaat@vandersteur.nl with your questions. Please refer to the reference number (Opt-xxx) of the work in question. This catalogue is available online. We kindly invite you to visit our websites for any updates. A printed version of this catalogue is available on request against printing and shipping costs. You can follow us on Facebook (facebook.com/antiquariaatvandersteur), Twitter (twitter.com/VanDerSteurAnTq) and we post blogs about interesting objects in our collection on (antiquariaatvandersteur.blogspot.nl). You could also send us an email to subscribe to our digital newsletter, so you are always up to date about our new projects and adventures. The prices in this catalogue already include the 21% value-added tax.

Faithfully yours, Arine van der Lely - van der Steur Sanne Hansler

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The Optical Print The optical print, also known as Vue d’Optique, is a curious object. These prints are characterized by mirrored titles, an exaggerated perspective effect and multilingual descriptions. Once mass produced as tourist prints, nowadays these objects are increasingly valued for their artistic character. The preserved optical prints give us a very interesting eye on how the 18th century elite viewed the world. These beautiful etched or engraved prints were usually hand colouored. Some of them are even made to be illuminated. This means that the contours of buildings, windows and stars are perforated with dots and figures. On the back of the print a piece of translucent paper is pasted. On top of this the holes are colouored. When held in front of the light you get the illusion of a landscape by night, like a magic lantern. Illumination was not what these print were intended for. Their main feature was the perspective effect. When viewed under a so called ‘zograscope’ (here on the left a th British instrument from the early 19 century), also known as a ‘optical diagonal machine’, the perspective of the scene was enhanced, giving the print a 3D-like 1 effect. The mirror in the zograscope was placed so that the print could be viewed while lying on a flat surface. Of course, the picture was now shown in mirror image and therefore the title and illustration were often drawn in reverse. Throughout time the zograscope became rare, but fortunately optical prints are so beautiful they remain a popular collector's item on its own merit. Optical prints were produced as tourist souvenirs. This explains subjects such as architecture, land- and cityscapes. Yet there are other kinds of optical prints, made to tell stories. For example biblical scenes and news worthy events as The great fire of New York [(Opt-116), p. 145]. Optical prints are therefore a genre going beyond picturesque mementos.

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The images reproduced in this introduction refer to: Egerton & Wm. Smith & Co. (British) Zograscope, early 19th century. Wood, glass, paper, and paint. Joseph Allen Skinner Museum, Mount Holyoke College. Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, South Hadley, Massachusetts. Photograph Laura Shea. SK 2006.1957.1.INV. For more images of this incredible instrument, please visit: http://museums.fivecolleges.edu/detail.php?t=objects&type=ext&id_number=MH%20SK%202006.1957.1.INV (last accessed January 2017). We are grateful to the Joseph Allen Skinner Museum for providing us with these beautiful images.

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Optical prints find their origin in the early 18 century, but their popularity came to a head in the second half of that century. The most famous publishers of optical prints arose in ‘printing capitals’ like Paris, Augsburg and London. In Paris, firms like Basset (active 1700-1865) and Daumont (active 1740-1775) were important printers. Although smaller houses as Huquier fils. (active 1750-1805), Mondhare (active 1762-1829) and Hocquart (active 1800-18..) also printed a fair share of Vue d’Optique. Augsburg in Germany was the center of European printmaking. Many optical prints found their origin here. Georg Balthasar Probst (1732-1801) was the most important optical printer in the city. His prints, mostly after works of popular artists, are known for their clear and detailed looks. His oeuvre contains cityscapes from all over the world (China to Delft and New York to St. Petersburg), but he also printed allegorical scenes like the Planet series [pp. 172-175] or biblical scenes like The plagues of Egypt [pp. 156162]. th

In this catalogue we give you an overview of how 18 century well-to-do men and women looked at the world from the comfort of their homes. We hope that you will do the same. Enjoy! Sanne Hansler

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Views of Dutch Cities

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[Amsterdam] Vue d'Amsterdam. View of Amsterdam (mirrored) Basset, Paris (1700-1865) ca. 1780-1810 447 x 297 mm (plate: 270 x 422 mm) Etching/watercolour Vue d'Amsterdam; Vue perspective du Fossé des Seigneurs de la Rue des Miroirs vers le Foβé de Leyde d’Amsterdam. A Paris chez Basset rue St. Jaques In very good state, small water stain on top right corner. Hand coloured optical print of the ‘Spiegelgracht’ in Amsterdam. Handwritten text in ink on the verso: “33e”. Reference no. 61121 (Opt-001) € 229,90

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[Amsterdam] Vuë du Magazin Navale, á Amsterdam (mirrored) ca. 1750-1800 310 x 437 mm Etching/watercolour Vuë du Magazin Navale, á Amsterdam; t Gezigt van s Lands Zee-Magazin, de Stad Amsteldam / Veduta del magazzeno navale, a Amsterdam Pasted on cardboard. The edges are crudely cut, which resolves in some text loss at the bottom of the print. With the exception of a dark line in the middle of the picture, the etching is in good state. Hand coloured optical print of the naval warehouse in Amsterdam. The picture is coloured with soft green and pastel-like orange. Numbered on top right: “277”. Reference no. 61122 (Opt-002) € 108,90

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After; C. Philipp Jacob (?); Leizelt, Balthasar Friedrich (active 1750-1799) [Amsterdam] Vue de la Porte d’Utrecht á Amsterdam (mirrored) ca. 1750-1800 409 x 487 mm (plate: 291 x 427 mm) Etching/watercolour Vue de la Porte d’Utrecht á Amsterdam. Collection des Prospects. Vue de la Porte d’Utrecht á Amsterdam. C. Philipp Jacob ad viv del. Gravé par J. Frederic Leizelt. Se vend á Augsbourg au Negoce commun de l’Academie Imperiale d’Empire des Arts liereaux avec Privilege de Sa Majesté Imperiale et avec Defense n’ en faire pas Copie. Scuffed, lightly torn edges. The paint in the sky is slightly exfoliated. Overall state is good. Hand coloured view on the bridge leading to the ‘Utrechtsepoort’ (gate of Utrecht) in Amsterdam. The buildings and the people on the street are coloured in vibrant tints. Uneven line in the paper (the colouring indicates that this line was there during the printing process). Reference no. 61149 (Opt-034) € 145,20

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[Amsterdam] Am(s)terdam (mirrored) 1760 265 x 427 mm Etching/watercolour Am(s)terdam. A general view of the City of Amsterdam from the Tye. Vue general de la Ville d’Amsterdam du Cote de Tye. Published according to et of Parliament anno 1760. Pasted on cardboard. Small folds and tears. Stained and some discolouration. Fair state. Illuminated optical print of the city of Amsterdam as seen from the waterfront, with small boats and ships in the foreground. Illuminated by small holes which are punched through the paper. If put in front of a light source, the holes mimic the idea of light behind the windows of the buildings and ships, underneath a moonlit sky. Reference no. 61147 (Opt-032) ₏ 84,70

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[Amsterdam] t Stad Huys van Amsteldam (probably by Daumont, Paris) ca. 1750-1800 300 x 450 mm Etching/watercolour t Stad Huys van Amsteldam; L’Hotel de Ville d’Amsterdam; la Casa Configliaria d’Amsterdamo; Das Rath-Hauβ zu Amsterdam. Pasted on slightly thicker paper. The edges are covered with black paper (for the illumination). In good state. This beautiful illuminated optical print shows the Amsterdam city hall and the square in front of it. The etching is coloured with pastel-like colours for the buildings and more vibrant colours for the staffage on the square. The outlines, windows and light sources of the buildings are perforated (dots and figures). On the verso the holes are covered with translucent paper. Some of the holes are coated with green, yellow and red paint. This gives the illusion of coloured lights when the print is held in front of a light source. Reference no. 61123 (Opt-003) € 484,00

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[Delft] View on the ‘Nieuwe Kerk’ in Delft. ca. 1750-1800 277 x 445 mm Etching/watercolour Pasted on cardboard. Minor staining. In good state. A beautiful detailed view on the market square in front of the ‘Nieuwe Kerk’ in Delft. On the right is visible a portion of the town hall (by Henrick de Keyser). The picturesque shops and busy square lead to the church in the center of the picture. Hand coloured. Illuminated by small holes and figures which are punched through the paper. On the verso of the print the holes are covered with translucent paper. Some of the holes are coated with green, yellow, red and blue paint. This gives the illusion of coloured lights behind the windows and stars when the print is held in front of a light source. Written on the verso: “Jan Prince Zenovatum, Dec. 1884”. Reference no. 61154 (Opt-039) € 302,50

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[Delft] Gesigt, van het Ammunitie Magazijn, binnen de Stadt Delft. Georg Balthasar Probst, Augsburg ca. 1750-1800 310 x 446 mm Etching/watercolour Gesigt, van het Ammunitie Magazijn, binnen de Stadt Delft. VuĂŤ du Magazin de Munition, dedans de la Ville de Delft. Veduta del Magazzeno di Munizione, dentro della Citta de Delft. Prospect des Zeug-Hausses, innerhalb der Stadt Delft. Georg Balthasar Probst. Excud. A.V. Pasted on cardboard. Black tape around the margins. Two small brown spots. In good state. Illuminated optical print of Delft. In the center of the print the ammunition. This building is now known as the Army Museum in Delft. The print is delicately hand coloured. Illuminated by small holes and figures which are punched through the paper. On the verso of the print the holes are covered with translucent paper. Some of the holes are coated with green, yellow, red and blue paint. This gives the illusion of coloured lights behind the windows when the print is held in front of a light source. The three windows of the ammunition warehouse show figures standing inside of the building. Reference no. 61155 (Opt-040) â‚Ź 302,50

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[Delft] Gesigt, van het Ammunitie Magazijn, binnen de Stadt Delft. Georg Balthasar Probst, Augsburg ca. 1750-1800 268 x 368 mm Etching/watercolour Pasted on cardboard. In In very good state. Beautiful optical print of Delft. In the center of the print the ammunition warehouse. This building is now known as the Army Museum in Delft. The print is delicately hand coloured. The print is fixed to a high quality passe-partout. On the verso a sticker of “M. Hesterman, Oude Prenten”. The title and number (No. 81) are handwritten in ink on the verso. Numbered “802” in blue ink. Reference no. 61156 (Opt-041) € 266,20

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[Delft] Vue de l’Eglise Luterinne, pres de la porte a la Haye, a Delft (mirrored) Georg Balthasar Probst, Augsburg ca. 1750-1800 305 x 406 mm Etching/watercolour Vue de l’Eglise Luterinne, pres de la porte a la Haye, a Delft. 267. Gesigt van de Lutersche Kerk, na de haagse Poort, der Stadt Delft, te zien van binnen de Stadt. Vuë de l’Eglise Luterinne, pres de la porte a la Haye, par dedans dela Ville de Delft. Vedutta della Chiesa Luterana, preso della porta a Haia, di dentro della Cittá di Delft. Gesicht der Luttrischen Kirche, bey der Haager Porte, innerhalb der Stadt Delft. Med. Fol. No. 66. Cum Gratia et Privilegio Sac: Caes: Majestatis. Georg Balthasar Probst, excud. A.V. Four small worm holes. Trimmed within plate mark. Overall in good state. View on one of the canals of Delft. On the left the towers of the Lutheran church appear above the buildings. In the distance the ‘Haagse Poort’ is visible. On the left a man is cutting branches while another man just caught a fish by the riverside. Hand coloured in beautiful delicate colours. Reference no. 61157 (Opt-042) € 181,50

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Haastert, Isaak van (1753-1834); Winkler, Georg Gottfried (1710-1786) [Delft] Vuë de Vieux l’Eglise, de la Ville de Delft Georg Balthasar Probst, Augsburg ca. 1750-1800 306 x 406 mm Etching/watercolour Gesigt van de Oude Kerk, der Stadt Delft. Vuë de Vieux l’Eglise, de la Ville de Delft. Veduta della Chiesa Vechia, della Citta di Delft. Prospect det Alten Kirche, det Stadt Delft. [...]d Fol. No. 56. I. van Haastert del., G.G. Winckler Sculps., Cum Gratia et Privilegio Sac: Caes: Majestatis. Georg Balthasar Probst, excud. A.V. Trimmed within plate mark. In good state. A beautiful view on the ‘Oude Kerk’ (Old Church) of Delft, as seen from the street ‘De Oude Delft’. The church is depicted in the center. In front of it a busy street by a canal. The people on the street are very detailed. Hand coloured in earthy orange and green. Reference no. 61158 (Opt-043) € 181,50

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Haastert, Isaak van (1753-1834) [Delft] Vuë de Ketel pres de la Porta de Rotterdam a Delft Georg Balthasar Probst, Augsburg ca. 1750-1800 305 x 402 mm Etching/watercolour Gesigt, van de Ketel- en Rotterdamsche Porten, der Stadt Delft, te zien van binnen de stadt. Vuë de Ketel pres de la Porta de Rotterdam, par dedans de la Ville de Delft. Veduta di Ketel preso della porta di Rotterdamo, di dentro della Citta di D(elft). Prospect der Ketel bey Rotterdamer Thor, inerhalb der Stadt Delft. Med. Fol. No. 66., I. van Hasstert del: Cum Gratia et Privilegio Sac: Caes: Majestatis. Georg Balthasar Probst, excud. Trimmed within plate mark. In good state. View on the ‘Rotterdamsche poort’ in Delft. On the left side a canal leads to two bridges in the distance. On the riverside stands a mechanism for loading and unloading cargo. The street is crowded with people. Hand coloured. Reference no. 61159 (Opt-044) € 181,50

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Haastert, Isaak van (1753-1834) [Delft] Vuë de Ketel pres de la Porta de Rotterdam a Delft Georg Balthasar Probst, Augsburg ca. 1750-1800 315 x 440 mm (plate:315 x 437 mm) Etching/watercolour Gesigt, van de Ketel- en Rotterdamsche Porten, der Stadt Delft, te zien van binnen de stadt. 268. Vuë de Ketel pres de la Porta de Rotterdam, par dedans de la Ville de Delft. Veduta di Ketel preso della porta di Rotterdamo, di dentro della Citta di D(elft). Prospect der Ketel bey Rotterdamer Thor, inerhalb der Stadt Delft. Med. Fol. No. 66., I. van Hasstert del: Cum Gratia et Privilegio Sac: Caes: Majestatis. Georg Balthasar Probst, excud. A.V. Damp stain on the bottom of the page. Overall good state. View on the ‘Rotterdamsche poort’ in Delft. On the left side a canal leads to two bridges in the distance. On the riverside stands a mechanism for loading and unloading cargo. The street is crowded with people. Hand coloured. Scribblings in ink on the verso. Reference no. 61160 (Opt-045) € 205,70

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Leizelt, Balthazar Friedrich (active 1726-1735) [Dordrecht] Vuë de la Rue de Fauxbourg a Dordrecht proche de la Porte du grand Cour (mirrored) 1720-1760 290 x 409 mm Etching/engraving/watercolour Collection des Prospects. Vuë de la Rue de Fauxbourg a Dordrecht proche de la Porte du grand Cour. Gravé par Balth. Fredric Leizelt. Prospect von der Vorstadt auf der Rietdijksche Strass zu Dordrecht nahe beij dem Thor des grosse Hoffs. Vuë de la Rue de Fauxbourg a Dordrecht proche de la Porte du grand Cour. Se vend á Augsbourg dans le Négoce commun de l'Academie Impériale d'Empire, sous fon Privilége et avec défense, de n en fraire ni vendre de Copies. The print is in good state.for its age. Delicate edges and light brown discolouration above the small boat on the left. A beautiful perspective view on a part of Dordrecht’s suburb. Sailing boats in the front and the city in the distance. The print is hand coloured in pastel-like colours. On the places where the colour brown is used, the paint is pushed through the paper. Reference no. 61128 (Opt-013) € 266,20

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[Dordrecht] Cathedrale de Dordrecht en Hollande (mirrored) Basset, Paris (1700-1865) ca. 1750-1800 341 x 484 mm (plate: 310 x 413 mm) Etching/engraving/watercolour Cathedrale de Dordrecht en Hollande. A Paris chez Basset rue St. Jacques No. 64. Light folds in corners. In good state. A view of the interior of the ‘Grote’ or ‘Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk’ in Dordrecht. The vantage point is situated on the nave of the church towards the choir, in the distance. While the interior is hand coloured in pastel-like pink, blue and yellow, the figures visiting the church are rendered in more vibrant color. Reference no. 61134 (Opt-019) € 145,20

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[Dordrecht] Vue de la côte de Dordrecht proche du Port Groothooft á Dordrecht ca. 1750-1800 318 x 427 mm Engraving/etching/watercolour Vue de la côte de Dordrecht proche du Port Groothooft á Dordrecht. Gezicht van de Rietdyksche naar de Groothoofts Poort te Dordrecht. Zz. No. 4. Slightly scuffed edges and heavy smudging in the top center of the print. A fold on the left side of the print. A view on the city of Dordrecht, as seen from the ‘Rietdyksche Poort’. The water in the foreground is crowded with several dinghy’s and sail ships. The plate is hand coloured in vibrant tones. Reference no. 61138 (Opt-023) € 145,20

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Probst, Georg Balthasar (1732 - 1801) [Goes] De Stad Goes uit de Haven te zien Georg Balthasar Probst, Augsburg ca. 1750-1800 310 x 422 mm Etching/engraving/watercolour De Stad Goes uit de Haven te zien. Med[...] fo[.] Nr 10. Cum Gratia et Privilegio Sac: Caes: Majestatis. Georg Balthasar Probst, excud: A.V. The print shows some tears at the top of the plate. These tears have been restored in quite a clumsy way. Furthermore the print shows some handling stains. The print depicts a view of the shores of Goes in the province of Zeeland. In the front some boats sail by and in the distance the city gate and the Grote Kerk of Goes are visible. Hand coloured. Small pen scribblings on the verso. Reference no. 61124 (Opt-009) â‚Ź 181,50

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Probst, Georg Balthasar (1732 - 1801) [Haarlem] Vuë de la Porte de Scalveck á Harlem (mirrored) Georg Balthasar Probst, Augsburg ca. 1750-1800 327 x 445 mm (plate: 324 x 435 mm) Etching/engraving/watercolour Vuë de La Porte de Scalveck á Harlem. 236. Prospectus portus Scalvecensis Harlemi. Vuë de la porte de Scalveck á Harlem. Vista della porta di Scalvek a Harlem. Prospect bey der Scalwecker Port zu Harlem. Med. Fol. No. 58. Cum Gratia et Privilegio Sac: Caes. Majestatis. Georg Balthasar Probst excud. A.V. In good state. View of the city of Haarlem as seen from the Spaarne, with the Eendjespoort on the left and the Schalkwijkerpoort on the right. In the center a beautiful sail ship is potrayed and in the foreground some people are enjoying the view. Hand coloured. Pastel-like colours. Possible discolouration due to sunlight. Reference no. 61129 (Opt-014) € 266,20

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Probst, Georg Balthasar (1732 - 1801) [Haarlem] Vuë de La Porte de Scalveck á Harlem (mirrored) Georg Balthasar Probst, Augsburg ca. 1750-1800 352 x 456 mm (plate: 323 x 439 mm) Etching/engraving/watercolour Vuë de La Porte de Scalveck á Harlem. 236. Prospectus portus Scalvecensis Harlemi. Vuë de La Porte de Scalveck á Harlem. Vista della porta di Scalvek a Harlem. Prospect bey der Scalwecker Port zu Harlem. Med. Fol. No. 58. Cum Gratia et Privilegio Sac: Caes. Majestatis. Georg Balthasar Probst excud. A.V. Some smudges made by a liquid substance and very light foxing. Still a good copy. View of the city of Haarlem as seen from the Spaarne, with the Eendjespoort on the left and the Schalkwijkerpoort on the right. In the center a beautiful sail ship is potrayed and in the foreground some people are enjoying the view. Hand coloured in deep and vibrant colours. Taped edges on the verso; on the verso also a handwritten name and date. Reference no. 61130 (Opt-015) € 363,00

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Probst, Georg Balthasar (1732 - 1801) [Haarlem] Vuë de La Porte de Scalveck á Harlem (mirrored) Georg Balthasar Probst, Augsburg ca. 1750-1800 298 x 433 mm Etching/engraving/watercolour Vuë de La Porte de Scalveck á Harlem. 236. Print Pasted on cardboard. Light smudges on the front. Overall good state. View of the city of Haarlem as seen from the Spaarne, with the Eendjespoort on the left and the Schalkwijkerpoort on the right. In the center a beautiful sail ship is potrayed and in the foreground some people are enjoying the view. Hand coloured in deep and vibrant colours. The borders are painted in red. Illuminated by small holes and figures which are punched through the paper. On the verso of the print holes are covered with translucent paper. Some of the holes are coated with yellow, pink, green and blue paint. This gives the illusion of coloured lights and stars when the print is held in front of a light source. On the verso hand written note “Gedeelte van de Stat Rotterdam”. This description is incorrect as it concerns the city of Haarlem. Reference no. 61131 (Opt-016) € 544,50

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Probst, Georg Balthasar (1732 - 1801) [Haarlem] Vuë de La Porte de Scalveck á Harlem Georg Balthasar Probst, Augsburg ca. 1750-1800 309 x 423 mm Etching/engraving/watercolour Description pasted to the verso: Prospectus portus Scalvecensis Harlemi. Vuë de La Porte de Scalveck á Harlem. Vista della porta di Scalvek a Harlem. Prospect bey der Scalwecker Port zu Harlem. (Med. F)ol. No. 58. Cum Gratia et Privilegio Sac: Caes. Majestatis. Print Pasted on cardboard. Edges slightly worn. Light smudges/stains on the front. View of the city of Haarlem as seen from the Spaarne, with the Eendjespoort on the left and the Schalkwijkerpoort on the right. In the center a beautiful sail ship is potrayed and in the foreground some people are enjoying the view. Hand coloured in vibrant colours. The borders are painted black. Illuminated by small holes and figures which are punched through the paper. On the verso of the print the holes are covered with translucent paper. Some of the holes are coated with yellow, red and blue paint. This gives the illusion of coloured lights when the print is held in front of a light source. The original caption is pasted to the verso of the print. Reference no. 61132 (Opt-017) € 484,00

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[Haarlem] Gezigt van ‘t dorp Spaarendam by Haarlem Arpels & Gabriels & Co., Amsterdam ca. 1850 293 x 436 mm Etching/watercolour te Amsterdam by Arpels & Gabriels & Co. Gezigt van ‘t dorp Spaarendam by Haarlem Small tears on the edges, one repaired. Light smudging. A line of paper is attached to the top of the print (probably to mimic a complete margin). Overall state good. Beautiful view on the village of Spaarendam near Haarlem. In the foreground local inhabitants with their small ships. In the distance the town’s church dominates the view. Hand coloured in vibrant tints. Reference no. 61152 (Opt-037) € 145,20

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Winckler, Jean Benoit (17..-17..) [Haarlem] Vuë apres la Melckbrugg, sur la Spaarne a Haarlem (mirrored) ca. 1770-1780 346 x 498 mm (plate: 293 x 420 mm) Etching/engraving/watercolour Collection des Prospects. Vuë apres la Melckbrugg, sur la Spaarne a Haarlem. Prospect beij der Melckbrug, über die Sparne, in Haarlem. Vuë apres la Melckbrugg, sur la Spaarne a Haarlem. Gravé par Jean Benoit Winckler. Se vend á Augsbourg au Negoce comun de l’Academie Imperiale d’Empire des Arts libereaux avec Privilege de Sa Majesté Imperiale et avec Defense ni d’en faire ni de vendre les Copies. Right bottom corner missing. Light discolouration on top right. Overall good state. Optical print with view on the Spaarne in Haarlem. On the right the ‘Melkbrug’ (milkbridge). An impressive ship sails through the canal. The print is beautifully hand coloured. The coloring of this print is uniquely detailed; see for instance the clothing of the rich figures strolling by the riverside. Traces of previous mountings. Reference no. 61153 (Opt-038) € 544,50

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Swertner, Jan (1746-1813) [Haarlem] Gesigt over het Spaarne 1764 331 x 410 mm (plate: 232 x 363 mm) Copper engraving/watercolour Gesigt over het Spaarne by de Brouwery het Dubbelt Anker binnen Haarlem. Naar ’t leven Get: en in ’t koper gebragt door J. Swertner 1764. Pasted on cardboard. Folded edges and slight discolouration. A view on the Spaarne in Haarlem. On the right a place where the ship’s cargo could be loaded and unloaded. As the inscription mentions this is the dock of the Brewery ‘Het Dubbelt Anker’. The print is designed and etched by Jan Swertner, who was a pupil of Cornelis van Noorde. Numbered in ink on the verso: ‘22’. Reference no. 61150 (Opt-035) € 145,20

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[Heemstede] Porte de Harlem en Hollande (mirrored) Basset, Paris (1700-1865) ca. 1770 295 x 409 mm (plate: 286 x 402 mm) Etching/engraving/watercolour Porte de Harlem en Hollande. 29. Vuë d’Optique nouvelle, representant une des portes de Harlem en Hollande, prise de l’interieur de la Ville, avec la Maison de Professeur. Paris, Chez Basset Graveur. Rue S. Jacques a St. Genevieve. In good state. Despite the title, this print depicts a view of ‘Kasteel Heemstede’ surrounded by a neatly trimmed garden. On the riverbank some figures are fishing and one man looks up through binoculars. The print is hand coloured. Reference no. 61133 (Opt-018) € 229,90

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[Heemstede] Porte de Harlem en Hollande (mirrored) Basset, Paris (1700-1865) ca. 1770 292 x 446 mm (plate: 288 x 398 mm) Etching/engraving/watercolour Porte de Harlem en Hollande. 29. Vuë d’Optique nouvelle, representant une des portes de Harlem en Hollande, prise de l’interieur de la Ville, avec la Maison de Professeur. Paris, Chez Basset Graveur. Rue S. Jacques a Se. Genevieve. In good state. Despite the title, this print depicts a view of ´Kasteel Heemstede´ surrounded by a neatly trimmed garden. On the riverbank some figures are fishing and one man looks up through binoculars. The print is hand coloured. Only the sky is coloured. In passe-partout made of thick paper. Reference no. 61151 (Opt-036) € 151,25

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[Leiden] La G.de Rue de Leyde en Hollande (mirrored) Huquier, Paris (Jacques Gabriel Huquier) ca. 1760- 1770 325 x 466 mm (plate: 307 x 407 mm) Etching/engraving/watercolour La Gde. Rue de Leyde en Hollande. 35. Vuë d’Optique Nouvelle, Representant de Gde. Re et le Canal den Etrangers á Leyde en Hollande. Á Paris chez Huquier. Fau.[...] St. Martin. Light folding on two corners. Smudging at the top. In good state. Clear optical print of the city of Leiden in the Netherlands. The plate shows a canal surrounded by a shop on the left and a highly decorated building on the right. In the foreground two canal boats pass each other. The print is hand coloured in vibrant colours like pink, blue, yellow and green. The plate appears to be signed in the left corner of the print (MY*). On the verso a handwritten description in ink. Reference no. 61141 (Opt-026) € 169,40

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[Middelburg] Vue de Middelburgh (mirrored) Basset, Paris (1700-1865) ca. 1750-1800 213 x 400 mm Etching/watercolour Vue de Middelburgh. Vue de la Ville et du Canal de Middelburgh Capitale de la Zelande. A Paris chez Basset Rue S. Jacques a Se. Genevieve. Pasted on thick paper. In good state. A beautiful bird’s eye view of the city of Middelburg in Zeeland. The picture shows ships entering the city. The sky is hand coloured in deep blue and the other elements of the print are also coloured in vibrant tints. Very detailed print. The extreme oblong size of the print is uncommon for optical prints. On the right corner remainings of some letters or numbers that have been cut off, likely Roman numbers. Reference no. 61146 (Opt-031) ₏ 302,50

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Pronk, Cornelis (1691-1759); Leizelt, Balthasar Friedrich (active 1750-1799) [Middelburg] La maison de la ville á Middelbourg (mirrored) ca. 1720-1740 315 x 423 mm Etching/watercolour Collecum des Prospects. La maison de la ville á Middelbourg. Das Rath Haus in Middelburg. La Maison de la Ville á Middelbourg. F. Leizelt Sculps., C. Pronk ad. viv. del., Se vend á Augsbourg dans le Négoce commun de l'Academie Impériale d'Empire, sous fon Privilége et avec défense, de n en fraire ni vendre de Copies. The plate is in good state.for its age. Small restoration in the upper left corner. Beautiful view of the city hall in the village of Middelburg. The buildings features are beautifully detailed, as well as the people walking around on the square in the foreground. The colours orange, pink and green dominate the picture. The top of some handwritten text is visible at the bottom margin. Reference no. 61125 (Opt-010) € 290,40

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Pronk, Cornelis (1691-1759); Leizelt, Balthasar Friedrich (active 1750-1799) [Middelburg] L Ancienne Eglise a Middelbourg (mirrored) ca. 1720-1740 317 x 421 mm Etching/watercolour Collecum des Prospects. L Ancienne Eglise a Middelbourg. Die Alte Kirch in Middelbourg. L’ Ancienne Eglise a Middelbourg. F. Leizelt Sculps., C. Pronk ad. viv. del., Se vend á Augsbourg dans le Négoce commun de l'Academie Impériale d'Empire, sous fon Privilége et avec défense, de n en fraire ni vendre de Copies. The plate is in good state.for its age. Minor discolouration and a few small holes. A beautiful view of the Old Church (Oude Kerk) in the city center of the Dutch village of Middelburg. The print is hand coloured in pastel shades like green, pink, yellow and blue. Very clear print. Reference no. 61126 (Opt-011) € 242,00

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[Rotterdam] Forum Argentarium Roterdami / La Lonja de Mercadores de Roterdam ca. 1700-1800 313 x 445 mm Etching/watercolour Forum Argentarium Roterdami / La Lonja de Mercadores de Roterdam The plate is in good state. The black tape surrounding the print came loose in the right bottom corner. Illuminated optical print depicting the Rotterdam stock market, with a canal and market square in the front. The print is hand coloured in vibrant tints and illuminated via small holes and figures which are punched through the paper. On the verso holes are covered with translucent paper. Some of the holes are coated with green, yellow and red paint. This gives the illusion of coloured lights when the print is held in front of a light source. It looks as if this could be the same print as published by ‘Bassano del Grappa Remondini’, but because of the tape over the sides this reference is no longer visible. Also published earlier by Probst and Daumont. Reference no. 61127 (Opt-012) â‚Ź 363,00

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[Rotterdam] Argentarium Roterdami / La Lonja de Mercadores de Roterdam ca. 1750-1800 291 x 434 mm Etching/engraving/watercolour Argentarium Roterdami / La Lonja de Mercadores de Roterdam Pasted on thin paper. Small tears on the bottom and sides of the edges. Overall state good. Optical print of the Rotterdam stock market, with a canal and market square in the front. The square is crowded with people doing all sorts of things, like riding a carriage or moving goods. The print is hand coloured in light pastel-like colours. It looks as if this could be the same print as published by ‘Bassano del Grappa Remondini’, because of the flower decoration between the text. Reference no. 61136 (Opt-021) € 181,50

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Winckler, Georg Gottfried (1710-1786) [Rotterdam] Vuë des Ponts sur la Meuse a Roterdam (mirrored) Sayer, Robert (ca. 1724-1794), Augsbourg ca. 1760 288 x 433 mm (plate: 264 x 410 mm) Etching/engraving/watercolour Vuë des Ponts sur la Meuse a Roterdam. Collection des Prospects. Sayer Delin. Gravé par George Godofroid Winckler. Prospect der Bruggen über die Maass in Rotterdam. Vuë des Ponts sur la Meuse a Roterdam. Se vend á Augsbourg au Negoce comum de l’Academie Imperiale d’Empi […} et avec Defense ni d’en fraire ni de vendre les Copies. Pasted on cardboard. Light staining and small tear at the bottom of the print, which results in the loss of a piece of text. Overall in good state. A beautiful view on the ‘Maas’, the main river that runs through the city of Rotterdam. The print shows large ships sailing through the city. In the foreground people preparing the cargo of the ship, while others are fishing or parading on the streets. The print is beautifully hand coloured in pastellike, as well as vibrant colours. Reference no. 61135 (Opt-020) € 205,70

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[Rotterdam] La ville de Rotterdam (mirrored) Daumont, Paris ca. 1770 298 x 424 mm (plate: 256 x 398 mm) Etching/engraving/watercolour La ville de Rotterdam. Vüe Perspective de la Ville, et du Port de Rotterdam du coté de la Meuze. Á Paris chez Daumont rue St. Martin. Two very small repaired tears and one visible tear at the bottom. Overall in good state. Beautiful perspective view on the city of Rotterdam. Depicted from the river ‘De Maas’ towards the village. The ‘Laurenskerk’ is shown in the center of the landscape. In the foreground various ships. The sky and water are hand coloured in light tints, while the buildings are coloured more vibrantly. Handwritten on the verso: ‘No. 493’. Reference no. 61137 (Opt-022) € 181,50

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After; Lorrain, Claude (1604-1682); Basan, Pierre-François (1723-1797) [Rotterdam] Ships in the port of Rotterdam Lachaussee, Daumont and Basset, Paris ca. 1750-1785 349 x 511 mm (plate: 291 x 380 mm) Etching/watercolour Naves in Portu Roterdamensi. 29. Vüe d’Optique Représentant. Les Vaisseaux dans le Port de Roterdam. Cl. Lorrain P., Presentement chés Lachaussée rue St. Jacques. A Paris chez Daumont rue St. Martin. F. Basan Excud. Et Presentement chez Basset rue St. Jacques au coin de celle des Mathurins Il tient Fabr de Papier. Light foldings on the corners. In good state. Beautiful hand coloured optical print of the port of Rotterdam. After a design by 17th century artist Claude Lorrain. A Classical building on the left and large ships in the distance. Coloured in very vibrant blue, green, pink and yellow. Reference no. 61142 (Opt-027) € 145,20

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[Rotterdam] Facies Portae Mosae Orientalis e regione Basilicae s. Laurentiane Roterdami ca. 1750-1800 364 x 496 mm (plate: 318 x 430 mm) Etching/engraving/watercolour Portae Mosae Orientalis e regione Basilicae s. Laurentiane Roterdami. Vista de la Puerta de Mosa Haccia el Oriente de L’Yglesia de S. Lorenzo a Roterdam. II. Small hole and folds in margins. In good state. Optical print of the Eastern entrance to the city of Rotterdam from the ‘Maas’. On the left the towers of the Laurenskerk above the houses. The print is beautifully hand coloured, with earth-like colours for the buildings and more vibrant colours for the city’s inhabitants. Numbered in pencil on the bottom: “9”. Reference no. 61143 (Opt-028) € 266,20

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Johannes Merkeln (active 1752 - 1756); Lucas (?) [The Hague] Vue de la Ville de la Haye ca. 1750-1800 357 x 428 mm Etching/watercolour Vue de la Ville de la Haye e Maison de Prince d’Orange. J. Merkeln Pinx. Lucas Sculp. Tire du Cabinet de Monsieur le Conseiller Privé de Heineken. Small cuts and tears at the edges/corners. Some repaired. View from a bridge towards a busy square in The Hague. On the left a highly decorated gate. The guards standing by the gate suggest a royal entrance. The print is of high quality. Unreadable name written on the verso. Reference no. 61140 (Opt-025) € 145,20

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[The Hague] Gesicht bij de Doelen over de Korte Vijverberg; tot Gravenhaghe Georg Balthasar Probst, Augsburg ca. 1770 334 x 444 mm (plate: 310 x 415 mm) Etching/engraving/watercolour 24. Conspectus piscinae brevioris; juxta hortos Sagittarioru Hagae Comitis. Vue vers le vivier vers le jardin des Fireurs, a la Haye. Gesicht bij de Doelen over de Korte Vijverberg; tot Gravenhaghe. Gesicht gegen den kleinen fischteich beij den Schützen Garten zu Grafenhaag. Med. Fol. No. 19. Cum Gratia en Privilegio Sac: Caes: Majestatis. Georg Balthasar Probst. Excud. A.V. Light even discolouration around the print. Small cut in the clouds in the upper left corner. Overall in good condition. Beautiful view on the Korte Vijverberg, next to the Hofvijver in The Hague. On the left side of the busy street you see Peter Post’s building ‘Het Mauritshuis’. The print is hand coloured. The colours green and orange dominate the picture. On the verso the edges are strengthened with brown tape. Reference no. 61144 (Opt-029) € 266,20

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[The Hague] Vuë de Perspective du Grande Bierkade, a la Haye ca. 1750-1800 300 x 422 mm Engraving, watercolour Prospectus Grandis Bierkade, Hagae Comitis; Vuë de Perspective du Grande Bierkade, a la Haye; Gezicht van de Grote Bierkade, tot Gravenhaghe; Gesicht der Grossen Bierkade, zu Grafenhaag. Pasted on silver coloured cardboard. Two small wormholes in the middle. Discolouration likely due to sunlight. Fair condition. A hand coloured optical print of the Bierkade in The Hague. This canal runs through the center of the city. On both sides of the quay expensive houses line the street. In the foreground left a coach drives towards the ‘Wagenbrug’. In the distance the outlines of ‘Het Zweedse Huis’ are visible. This building was demolished in 1867. Reference no. 61254 (Opt-140) € 84,70

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[The Hague] ‘t gesight van de Kneuter Dyk siende na de Klooster Kerk ca. 1770 353 x 498 mm (passe-partout 500 x 600 mm) (plate: 323 x 433 mm) Etching/watercolour ‘t gesight van de Kneuter Dyk siende na de Klooster Kerk; Vue du Kneuter Dyk regardant vers l’Eglise du Cloître; Tt. No. 7. Pasted on Japanese paper and then to cardboard. Two small brown smudges (one on upper left corner and one on the bottom right). In very good state. A hand coloured optical print of the ‘Kloosterkerk’, as seen from the ‘Kneuterdijk’ in The Hague. The scene is coloured in soft pastel-like hues. Alongside the imposing façade on the left are the large windows of the famous ‘Kloosterkerk’ (Cloister Church). Coaches ride along the street in front of the buildings, now known as the ‘Lange Voorhout’. Reference no. 61255 (Opt-141) € 242,00

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[The Hague] [T gesight van de Princesse Grast en Coucamp siende naar de Nieuwen Uqt lig] ca. 1770 280 x 415 mm Etching/watercolour Pasted on cardboard. Trimmed to plate. Light overall wear to the print. Fair condition. A hand coloured optical print of The Hague. This scene probably shows the ‘Koekamp’. On the left side large bourgeoisie houses line the street, while the canal on the right is confined by a large hedge. On the street wealthy dressed people walking. The print is coloured in pastel-like tones. With a small piece of lint on the left side. Probably for sliding the print through a presentation device. Reference no. 61253 (Opt-139) € 60,50

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[The Hague] T gesight van de Princesse Grast en Coucamp siende naar de Nieuwen Uqt lig ca. 1770 400 x 550 mm (passe-partout 500 x 600 mm) (plate: 321 x 434 mm) Etching/watercolour T gesight van de Princesse Grast en Coucamp siende naar de Nieuwen Uqt lig; Vue du Princesse et du Coucamp regardant le Quartier neuf; Tt. No. 5. Pasted on Japanese paper and then to cardboard. Fixed to a passe-partout. Some light smudges on the margins. In very good state. A hand coloured optical print of the ‘Prinsessengracht’ as seen from the ‘Koekamp’ in The Hague. On the left side large bourgeoisie houses line the street, while the canal on the right is confined by a large hedge. On the street wealthy dressed people walk by. The print is coloured in pastel-like tones. Some parts of the print seem to be illuminated by small holes. There is no coloured paper attached to the verso of the print. Reference no. 61256 (Opt-142) € 350,90

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[The Hague] Gesight van het Nieuwe Voor Hout komende uyt het Bosch ca. 1770 400 x 550 mm (passe-partout 500 x 600 mm) (plate: 320 x 430 mm) Etching/watercolour Gesight van het Nieuwe Voor Hout komende uyt het Bosch; Vue du Nouveau Voor-Hout en Venant du Bois; Tt. No. 8. Pasted on Japanese paper and then to cardboard. Fixed to a passe-partout. Some light smudges on the margins. Repaired tear on the bottom right corner. In very good state. A hand coloured optical print of the ‘Nieuwe Voorhout’ in the Dutch city of The Hague as seen from the woods. The ‘Nieuwe Voorhout’ is what is now called the ‘Lange Voorhout’. A beautiful avenue aligned by large lime trees. Underneath the trees coaches ride along and people walk down the street. Hand coloured in soft pastel-like tones. Reference no. 61257 (Opt-143) € 350,90

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After Beek, Anna (1657-1717/30) [The Hague] ‘t in komen van den Haag siende van het Kinder Huys na de Nieuwe Kerk ca. 1770 400 x 550 mm (passe-partout 500 x 600 mm) (plate: 320 x 435 mm) Etching/engraving/watercolour ‘t in komen van den Haag siende van het Kinder Huys na de Nieuwe Kerk; Vue de l’entreé de la Ha(Y)e regardant de la maison des pauvres vers l’Eglise Neuve; Tt. No. 4. Pasted on Japanese paper and then to cardboard. Fixed to a passe-partout. Some light smudges in the margins. In very good state. A hand coloured and illuminated optical print of The Hague. On the left side of the canal the orphanage. In the distance the outlines of the ‘Nieuwe Kerk’. On the streets merchants sell their goods, while carriages pass by. The print is coloured in pastel-like tones. Some parts of the print seem to be illuminated by small holes. Nevertheless there is no coloured paper attached to the verso of the print. Reference no. 61258 (Opt-144) € 350,90

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[The Hague] Gesight van de Heere Grast siende na get Besugden Hout ca. 1770 400 x 550 mm (passe-partout 500 x 600 mm) (plate: 330 x 415 mm) Etching/engraving/watercolour Gesight van de Heere Grast siende na get Besugden Hout; Vue du Heere-Grast du Cotté du Midy du Bois Pasted on Japanese paper and then to cardboard. Fixed to a passe-partout. Some light smudges in the margins. In In very good state. A hand coloured optical print of the ‘Herengracht’ in The Hague. This canal was filled in 1850, since then it has been an accessible street. The print shows the busy road next to the canal, on which carriages ride around and people walk by. The print is coloured in pastellike tones. Reference no. 61259 (Opt-145) € 350,90

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[The Hague] 't Gesiaht van 't Binnen Hof Siende na de Zaal en Fransche Kerk ca. 1770 400 x 550 mm (passe-partout 500 x 600 mm) (plate: 321 x 440 mm) Etching/engraving/watercolour 't Gesiaht van 't Binnen Hof Siende na de Zaal en Fransche Kerk; Vue de Dedans de la Coer Vers La Sale & l’Eglise Françoise; Tt. Nr. 6. Pasted on Japanese paper and then to cardboard. Fixed to a passe-partout. Some light smudges in the margins. In In very good state. A beautiful hand coloured optical print of ‘Het Binnenhof’ in The Hague. ‘Het Binnenhof’ is regarded as the political center of the country. The church-like building in the distance is the ‘Ridderzaal’ (the Knights’ Hall). This building is used for ceremonial gatherings, like the joint session of Parliament. In front of the ‘Ridderzaal’ the French church. This building was demolished in 1879. On the square in front of the building people and carriages. The print is coloured in pastel-like tones. Reference no. 61260 (Opt-146) € 350,90

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After Hiltrop, Johannes van (1764-1814-24); Winkler, Georg Gottfried (1710-1786) [Utrecht] Vuë de l’Eglise neuf dit Doopsgezinde á Utrecht (mirrored) Georg Balthasar Probst, Augsburg ca. 1780-1800 359 x 489 mm (plate: 310 x 425 mm) Etching/engraving/watercolour Vuë de l’Eglise neuf dit Doopsgezinde á Utrecht. 294. Gezicht van de Nieuwe Doopsgezinde Kerk, de Weesbrug en Domstorren. Vuë de l’Eglise neuf dit Doopsgezinde, avec le pont appellé Weesbrug et de la Tour Cathedrale á Utrecht. Vedutta della Chiesa nominato Doopsgezinde, col ponte detto Weesbrug e del Torre di Duomo, á Utrecto. Prospect de neuen Doopsgezinde Kirch, samt der Weesbrug und DomsThurn zu Utrecht. Median Folio No. 72. J. van Hiltrop, del. Ad. Viv. G. G. Winckler Sculp. Cum Gratia et Privilegio Sac. Caes. Majestatis. Georg Balthasar Probst excud. A.V. Light folds in corners and an uneven line in the paper (the colouring indicates that this line was there during the printing process). Optical print of the city of Utrecht, with the ‘Dom’ of Utrecht in the center. On the right side the ‘Doopsgezinde Kerk’. The bridge which runs over the canal is the ‘Weesbrug’. The print is hand coloured in very vibrant colours as pink, blue, yellow, orange and green. Reference no. 61145 (Opt-030) € 363,00

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Versteeg, Michiel (1756-1843); Leizelt, Balthasar Friedrich (active 1750-1799) [Utrecht] Vuë du Gilbrúg hors d’Utrecht (mirrored) ca. 1760-1800 400 x 495 mm (plate: 315 x 423 mm) Etching/watercolour Vuë du Gilbrúg hors d’Utrecht. Collection des Prospects. Aussicht von der Gilbrug, vor dem weissen Frauen Thor zu Utrecht. Vuë du Gilbrúg hors D’Utrecht sur la Porte blanche des Dames. Versteeg ad. Vivum del. Gravé par Balthasar Fredric Leizelt. Se vend á Augsbourg au Negoce comun de l’Academie Imperiale d’Empire des Arts liereaux avec Privilege de Sa Majesté Imperiale et avec Defense ni dén faire ni de vendre Copies. Light damp stain on the top left. Two small pieces of brown tape pasted to the top corners. Overall in good state. Beautifully serene view of a rural part of the city of Utrecht. Hand coloured. Reference no. 61148 (Opt-033) € 242,00

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Optical print of a Dutch city ca. 1750-1800 289 x 423 mm Etching/engraving/watercolour The title and inscription have been cut off. Edges reinforced with Japanese paper. Light discolouration. The plate depicts a view of a Dutch city landscape. A canal/river divides the city in two. On the left two windmills and on the right a port gives space for several ships. Hand written on the verso in blue ink: “55”. Reference no. 61139 (Opt-024) € 145,20

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European Cities & Landscapes

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[Beaucaire] Vue de la Ville de Beaucaire (mirrored) Mondhare, Paris ca. 1750-1800 325 x 489 mm (plate: 292 x 422 mm) Etching/engraving/watercolour Vue de la Ville de Beaucaire dans le Bas Languedoc sur la rive droitte du Rosne vis-á-vis Tarascon, et de la fameuse Foire qui sy tiens á la Magdelaine, c’est la plus conside (ble) de toutte celle de France; A chez de Mondhare rue Dt. Jacques a l’Hotel Saumur. Light folds in corners. Good condition. Hand coloured optical print of the French village of Beaucaire. In the foreground a busy market on the shore of the Rhone. On the left side the ruins of the medieval city. The buildings are hand coloured in orange and blue, while the staffage is tinted with blue and pink. Reference no. 61196 (Opt-081) € 181,50

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Riedel, Gottfried Friedrich (1724-1784) [Dresden] Vue d’une Parthie de Dresde (mirrored) [...], Augsbourg ca. 1780 328 x 390 mm Etching/engraving/watercolour Collection des Prospects; Prospect von Dresden nach der Seite des Zwingers; Vuë d’une Parthie de Dresde du Côté de l’Espace le long du Mur de la Ville; Gravé par Riedel; Se vend á Augsbourg dans le Négoce commun de l'Academie Impériale d'Empire, sous fon Privilége et avec défense, de n en fraire ni vendre de Copies. Damp stain on the upper and left margins. Small dark stain on the left. Print itself is in good state. Hand coloured optical print of Dresden, as seen from the water next to the city walls. The print is hand coloured in shades of pink and green. Reference no. 61221 (Opt-106) € 181,50

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[Dunkirk] Vue de Dunkerque (mirrored) ca. 1750-1800 327 x 496 mm (plate: 300 x 407 mm) Etching/engraving/watercolour Vue de Dunkerque; du coté de la Mer; A Paris chez Larue rue de la Harpe vis-à-vis la rue Pierre Sarazin; (index of buildings 1-66) Damp stain on the bottom margin. Slightly folded edges. Overall state good. Beautiful hand coloured optical print of Dunkirk. The coastal city is seen, in bird’s-eye view, from the sea. The pier is reaching far into the sea. Coloured in beautiful soft colours. This city was largely destroyed in WW II. Reference no. 61202 (Opt-087) € 181,50

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[Frankfurt] Le Pont de Francfort (mirrored) Wichnyther, London & J. Chereau, Paris ca. 1766 – 1776 330 x 522 mm (plate: 250 x 430 mm) Etching/engraving/watercolour 13. Vue du Pont et de la Ville de Francfort; Published according to Act of Parliament 1766; à Londres chès Wichnyther et à Paris ches J. Chereau rue St. Jacques au dessus de la Fontaine St. Severin aux 2 Colonnes No. 257. Tears on the left and right margins and a fold in the middle of the plate. The overall state is good. Hand coloured optical print of Frankfurt, as seen in bird’s-eye view from the river. In the foreground the city’s bridge. Coloured in blue, green and brown pastels. Reference no. 61223 (Opt-108) € 145,20

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[Frankfurt] La Place du Marché de Francfort sur le Mein en Allemagne Daumont, Paris ca. 1750-1800 282 x 482 mm Etching/engraving/watercolour Prospectus Forensis Curiae Francofurti ad Maenum in Germania; 55e Vue d’Optique Representant; La Place du Marché de Francfort sur le Mein en Allemagne; A Paris chez Daumont rue St. Martin Pasted on cardboard. The sides are painted black (for better illumination). Some stains and smudges. Wear because of usage. An illuminated optical print depicting the market square of Frankfurt. Beautiful 17th century buildings surround the square. Illuminated by small holes and figures which are punched through the paper. On the verso of the print the holes are covered with translucent paper. This gives the illusion of lights when the print is held in front of a light source. Reference no. 61224 (Opt-109) € 181,50

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[Hamburg] Vue du Parterre du Prince de Hambourg (mirrored) Chereau, J., Paris ca. 1770 327 x 504 mm (plate: 285 x 415 mm) Etching/engraving/watercolour Vue du Parterre du Prince de Hambourg, en Allemagne, et d’une partie de la Ville; A Paris chez J. Chereau St. Jacques au desous de la Fontaine St. Severin aux 2 Colonnes. No. 257 Very light discolouration on the margins. Small repaired tear on the right margin. In good state. Hand coloured optical print of Hamburg. In the left foreground an abstract maze overlooking a river. In the distance the outlines of a city. Reference no. 61222 (Opt-107) ₏ 121,00

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Bergmüller, Johann-Baptist (1724-1785) [Leipzig] Representation de l’Esplanade dans le Fauxbourg de Leipzig (mirrored) [...], Augsbourg ca. 1740-1780 298 x 445 mm (plate: 256 x 415 mm) Etching/engraving/watercolour Collection des Prospects; Representation de l’Esplanade dans le Fauxbourg de Leipzig; Gravé par Bergmüller Pasted on cardboard and fixed to a firm frame. The plate is in good state. An illuminated hand coloured optical print of a promenade in a suburb of Leipzig. The square is lined by a decorative fence. In the middle stands a statue. In the foreground fancy dressed people walk around. The windows and light sources of the buildings are perforated (dots and cut outs). On the verso of the print the holes are covered with translucent paper. Some of the holes are covered with red and green paint. This gives the illusion of lights when the print is held in front of a light source. Handwritten title in French and Dutch on the verso. Reference no. 61219 (Opt-104) € 242,00

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[London] Vue de l’Hotel Royal des Gardes du Corps a pied vis á vis la Salle Blanche a manger a Londrea (mirrored) Paquier, Paris ca. 1760 326 x 463 mm (plate: 271 x 427 mm) Engraving, watercolour Vue de l’Hotel Royal des Gardes du Corps a pied vis á vis la Salle Blanche a manger a Londrea; Se vend ches Paquier rue St. Severin auprés de l'Eglise chez in Vitrier Heavy foxing on left margin and top left corner. A hand coloured optical print of Whitehall, London. Inigo Jones' Banqueting House on the right side, William Kent's Treasury buildings on the left and the Holbein gate in the center. A Royal parade passes the square. The surroundings are coloured in light pastellike tints, while the cities inhabitants are depicted in more vibrant colours. Numbered in ink on the bottom left corner: “No. 52”. Reference no. 61188 (Opt-073) € 108,90

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After Bowles, Thomas (1712-1753) [London] La Ville de Londres (mirrored) Daumont, Paris ca. 1750-1800 329 x 432 mm (plate: 255 x 395 mm) Engraving, watercolour Vüe générale de la Ville de Londres; a Paris chez Daumont rue St. Martin. Light damp stains and smudges on the margins. The blue paint, used for the sky, is flaky in some parts. Pencil traces on some of the buildings. A bird’s-eye view of London, with the Thames in the center. This beautiful print of the English capitol gives a good view on how the city looked in the 18th century. Hand coloured in pastel-like yellow, blue and green. Handwritten in ink on the bottom: “De Stad London in ’t Generaal”. Reference no. 61189 (Opt-074) € 181,50

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Leizelt, Balthasar Friedrich (active 1750-1799) [London] Vuë de Londres (mirrored) […], Augsbourg ca. 1750-1800 380 x 497 mm (plate: 328 x 432 mm) Engraving, watercolour Collections des Prospects; Vuë de la Maison de Northumberland á Charing Cross de Londres; Se vend á Augsbourg au Negoce comun de l’Academie Imperiale d’Empire des Arts libereaux avec Privilege de Sa Majesté Imperiale et avec Defense ni d’en faire ni de vendre les Copies; Gravé pas Balth. Frederic Leizelt. Small tears around the edges. Two small rust spots in the plate. Overall in good state. Hand coloured optical print of Charing Cross in London. On the left side the Northumberland House. Coloured in beautiful pink, purple and yellow tints. Reference no. 61190 (Opt-075) € 181,50

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[London] La Cathedrale de St. Paul a Londre (mirrored) ca. 1750-1800 300 x 412 mm Etching/engraving/watercolour 181. A North West Vien of St. Pauls Cathedral London; VuĂŤ Perspective de la Cathedrale de St. Paul a Londre; Veduta della Chiesa Catedrale di St. Paolo, Londra; Prospect der Dom=Kirche St. Paul, zu London. Trimmed within plate mark, scuffed edges. Some tears repaired with tape. A rust spot in the sky. Fair condition. Beautiful perspective view on the St. Pauls cathedral in London. The building has a prominent place in the center of the print. It is coloured in pastel-like hues, while the bystanders are coloured contrasting colours like orange and green. Letters/initials in ink on the verso of the print. Reference no. 61191 (Opt-076) â‚Ź 90,75

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Winckler, Jean Benoit [London] La Maison de Sommerset le long du ravage (mirrored) […], Augsbourg ca. 1750-1800 368 x 478 mm (plate: 301 x 397 mm) Etching/engraving/watercolour Collection des Prospects; Sommerset-House in den Strand oder eine [...]; La Maison de Sommerset le long du ravage ou une [...];Se vend á Augsbourg au Negoce comun de l’Academie Imperiale d’Empire des Arts libereaux avec Privilege de Sa Majesté Imperiale et avec Defense ni d’en faire ni de vendre les Copies; Gravé Jean Benoit Winckler. A fold in the middle. Lacuna on the margin above, not affecting the text. Minor folds, tears and stains on the rest of the margins. State of the plate is good. Bird’s-eye view on the Somerset House in London. As seen from the water, with the garden in the front and the house in the distance. Beautifully hand coloured in pastel-like colours. Reference no. 61192 (Opt-077) € 217,80

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After Bowles, Thomas (1712-1753); De Poilly, (François, Jean Baptiste or Nicolas) [London] Se. Marie a Londres (mirrored) Basset, Paris ca. 1750-1800 330 x 495 mm (plate: 266 x 405 mm) Etching/engraving/watercolour N. 22; Vue de la Maison royale de Somerset avec L’Eglise de St. Marie dans le Strand ‘a Londres; A View of Somerset House with St. Marys Church in the strand Londen; De Poilly Sculp. A Paris Basset rue St. Jacques. Small tears and slightly folded margins. Overall state is good. Hand coloured optical print of London. On the left side the façade of the Sommerset House. In the center of the print, the church of St. Mary towers above the other buildings. The surroundings are coloured in light pastel-like colours, while the cities inhabitants are depicted in more vibrant colours. Reference no. 61193 (Opt-078) € 181,50

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Winckler, Georg Gottfried (1710-1786); Probst, Georg Balthasar (1732 - 1801) [London] Vüe de la Maison Royale de Somerset avec l’Eglise de S. Marie a Londres Georg Balthasar Probst, Augsbourg ca. 1750-1800 280 x 425 mm Etching/engraving/watercolour (Pasted on the verso) A View of Somerset House with S. Marys Church London; Vüe de la Maison Royale de Somerset avec l’Eglise de S. Marie a Londres; Vedutta della Casa Reale di Somerset, colla Chiesa di S. Maria a Londra; Gesicht des Königl Hauses Somerset, samt der S. Marien Kirch zu London; Med. Fol. No. 11+ G. Wickler fe.; C. P. S. C. M.; Georg Balthasar Probst, excud. A.V. Pasted on cardboard. The sides are painted black (for the use of a magic lantern). In good state. Hand coloured optical print of London. On the left side the façade of Sommerset House. In the center of the print, St. Mary’s church towers above the other buildings. The light sources of the buildings and the stars are perforated (dots and figures). On the verso of the print the holes are covered with translucent paper. Some of the holes are coated with green, yellow and red paint. This gives the illusion of coloured lights when the print is held in front of a light source. Handwritten note in ink on the verso: “Jan Prince renovatum, Dec. 1884”. Reference no. 61241 (Opt-126) € 242,00

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[London] La Place de St. Jaques a Londres ca. 1750-1800 298 x 445 mm Etching/engraving/watercolour (Handwritten in ink on the verso) La Place de St. Jaques a Londres; St Jacobs plaats London (in pencil) De maan die door de wolken schijnt The print is Pasted on cardboard and fixed to a carton passe-partout, reinforced with parchment corners. Black tape surrounds the print. The plate is in good state. Illuminated optical print of Saint James square in London. The square is surrounded by upscale houses. In the foreground the bourgeoisie parades along the square. The light sources, accents of the buildings and stars are perforated. On the verso of the print the holes are covered with translucent paper. Some of the holes are coated with blue and red paint. This gives the illusion of coloured lights when the print is held in front of a light source. Lettering in ink on the bottom left piece of parchment (which is used for reinforcement). This could be a recycled piece of a book cover. Reference no. 61244 (Opt-130) â‚Ź 242,00

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[London] St. Paul in London ca. 1750-1800 295 x 445 mm Etching/engraving/watercolour (written in pencil on the verso) St. Paul te London The print is Pasted on cardboard and fixed to a carton passe-partout, reinforced with parchment corners. In good state. Hand coloured optical print of London. In the foreground the church of St Mary-le-Bow. In the distance St. Paul’s Cathedral towering above the houses. The light sources and accents of the buildings and stars are perforated. On the verso of the print the holes are covered with translucent paper. Some of the holes are coated with green and red paint. This gives the illusion of coloured lights when the print is held in front of a light source. Blind stamped illustrations on the parchment corners (which are used for reinforcement). This could be a recycled parchment from a book cover. Reference no. 61246 (Opt-132) ₏ 242,00

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Bowles, Thomas (1712-17..) [London] Greenwich Hospital John Bowles & Son, London ca. 1745 29,7 x 44,5 mm Etching/engraving/watercolour (original under title pasted to the verso) Greenwich Hospital; L’Hospital Royall a Greenwich; Published according to Act of Parliament 18 June 1745; Printed for John Bowles & Sons, at the Black Horse in Cornhil; T. Bowles fecit. (Handwritten on the verso in ink) Greenwich Hospitaal aan de rivier de Thames bij London. The print is Pasted on cardboard and fixed to a carton passe-partout, reinforced with parchment corners. Light finger smudging at the sides. In good state. Hand coloured optical print of Greenwich Hospital in London. The hospital is depicted as seen from the Thames. Several boats pass by in the front. In the distance the hospital. The symmetry of the building makes the perspective even more clear. The light sources and accents of the buildings and stars are perforated. On the verso of the print the holes are covered with translucent paper. Some of the holes are coated with green and red paint. This gives the illusion of coloured lights when the print is held in front of a light source. Blind stamped illustration on the parchment corners (which are used for reinforcement). This could be a recycled parchment from a book cover. Reference no. 61247 (Opt-133) ₏ 242,00

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[Madrid] Buen Retiro Palace in Spain ca. 1750-1800 318 x 445 mm Etching/engraving/watercolour (Handwritten in ink on the verso) Buen Rétiro en Espagne Pasted on cardboard. The sides are painted black (for the use of a magic lantern). In good state. Hand coloured illuminated optical print depicting the Buen Retiro in Madrid. The Buen Retiro was designed by the architect Alonso Carbonell (c. 1590–1660) and built on the orders of Philip IV of Spain (1605-1665) as a secondary residence and place of recreation. The print shows the palace as seen from the square in front of it. In the front crowds of people wander around. The light sources and accents of the buildings and the stars in the sky are perforated. On the verso of the print the holes are covered with translucent paper. Some of the holes are coated with blue and red paint. This gives the illusion of coloured lights when the print is held in front of a light source. Title written in ink on the verso. Reference no. 61243 (Opt-128) € 266,20

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Leizelt, Balthasar Friedrich (active 1750-1799) [Mahon] Vuë de Port = Mahon (mirrored) [...], Augsbourg ca. 1750-1800 335 x 437 mm Etching/engraving/watercolour […]llection des Prospects; Prospect des Königlichen Pallais zu Port = Mahon, wo der Konigliche Guberneur von Engelland residiret; Vuë du Pallais Royale a Port = Mahon, ou le Gouverneur du Roy d’Angleterre demeurt; Se vend á Augsbourg au Negoce comum de l’Academie Imperiale d’Empi […] et avec Defense ni d’en fraire ni de vendre les Copies; Gravé par Balt. Fredric Leizelt. Damages on the margins (tears and stains). The plate is in good condition. Hand coloured optical print of the Royale Palace in the British colony of Mahon. Mahon is the capital of the Spanish island Minorca. It was under British reign from 1708 to 1939. On the left the façade of the Royal Palace. This was the residence of the British governor. On the right ships roll in to dock at the port. Mainly hand coloured in green and yellow tones. Dutch title handwritten in faded ink on the bottom margin. Reference no. 61240 (Opt-125) € 96,80

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Leizelt, Balthasar Friedrich (active 1750-1799) [Mahon] Vuë de Port = Mahon (mirrored) [...], Augsbourg ca. 1750-1800 277 x 445 mm Etching/engraving/watercolour Collection des Prospects; Gravé par Balt. Fredric Leizelt. (Handwritten on the verso in ink) Paleis van den gouverneur van Engeland te Port Mahon; Vuë du Pallais Royale a Port = Mahon, ou le Gouverneur du Roy d’Angleterre demeurt. The print is Pasted on cardboard and fixed to a carton passe-partout, which in his turn is reinforced with parchment corners. In good state. Hand coloured optical print of the Royale Palace in the British colony of Mahon. Mahon is the capital of the Spanish island Minorca. It was under British reign from 1708 to 1939. On the left the façade of the Royal Palace. This was the residence of the British governor. On the right ships roll in to dock at the port. Decorated in deep and vibrant colours. The light sources and accents of the buildings and stars are perforated. On the verso of the print the holes are covered with translucent paper. Some of the holes are coated with green, yellow and red paint. This gives the illusion of coloured lights when the print is held in front of a light source. Reference no. 61245 (Opt-131) € 242,00

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[Marly] Le Chateau de Marly (mirrored) Daumont, Paris ca. 1750-1800 331 x 486 mm (plate: 295 x 420 mm) Etching/engraving/watercolour Vue de l’Entrée du Chateau de Marly; A Paris chez Daumont rue St. Martin. Small folds on the right margin. In good state. Optical print of the front entrance of Chateau de Marly, the Royal retreat of Louis XIV in France. On the square in the front an honour guard of soldiers welcomes a royal carriage. The palace in the background. The surroundings are coloured in light pastel-like colours, while the staffage is painted in in more vibrant colours. Reference no. 61195 (Opt-080) € 145,20

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[Marseille] VuĂŤ de Cours de Marseilles Daumont, Paris ca. 1750-1800 337 x 472 mm (plate: 300 x 433 mm) Etching/engraving/watercolour VuĂŤ de Cours de Marseilles; A Paris chez Daumont rue St. Martin. Damp stain on the bottom margin. Overall state good. Hand coloured optical print of the court of Marseille. The surroundings are coloured in light pastel-like hues, while the staffage is in more vibrant colours. In the foreground some elite engaged in daily activities. Reference no. 61194 (Opt-079) â‚Ź 181,50

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Huquier, Gabriel (1730–1805) [Naples] La grande rue de Napels (mirrored) Huquier fils., Paris ca. 1750-1800 300 x 445 mm Etching/engraving/watercolour Vue Perspective de la grande rue de Napels; a Paris chés Huquier fils, Graveur, rue St. Jacques, au dessus de celle dea Mathurins, au Cd. St. Remy. Pasted on cardboard. Black tape surrounding the margins. This is normally done for the illumination of prints, but this is not an illuminated print. Some browned spots in the upper margin. Print slightly discoloured. Good/fair state. Hand coloured optical print of a street in Naples. The street is lined with large baroque buildings. In the distance the harbour. On the street inhabitants walk around and merchants sell their goods. Reference no. 61234 (Opt-119) € 108,90

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[Nuremberg] Prospectus Palatü sive Arcis imperialis Norimbergae ca. 1750-1800 310 x 447 mm Etching/engraving/watercolour Prospectus Palatü sive Arcis imperialis Norimbergae; Vista della Piazza del Castello imperial di Norimberga Pasted on cardboard with black tape around the sides (for the use of a magic lantern). In good state. Beautiful hand coloured and illuminated optical print of the courtyard of Nuremberg castle. From left to right; The Heidenturm (Heathen Tower), Kaiserkapelle (Emperor's Chapel), Tiefer Brunnen (Deep Well) and the Sinwellturm (Sinwell Tower). A large rainbow crosses the sky. This print is hand coloured in deep and vibrant colours, with an eye for detail. The light sources and accents of the buildings are perforated (dots and figures). On the verso of the print the holes are covered with translucent paper. Some of the holes are coated with green, yellow, pink and red paint. This gives the illusion of coloured lights when the print is held in front of a light source. Reference no. 61242 (Opt-127) € 363,00

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[Paris] Vue de la Place de Louis XV a Paris (mirrored) Basset, Paris ca. 1750-1800 330 x 486 mm (plate: 291 x 423 mm) Etching/engraving/watercolour No. 124; Vue perspective de la Place de Louis XV en entrant par la Porte S. Honoré á Paris; A Paris chez Basset rue St. Jacques a Se. Genevieve. Damp stain in the left corner. Scuffed around the edges. The plate itself is in good state. Hand coloured optical print of the Place de Louis XV, now Place de la Concorde, in Paris. In the center of the square the statue of Louis XV. This statue was torn down after the French revolution. The surroundings are coloured in light pastel-like tints, while the staffage is colouored in more vibrant hues. Reference no. 61197 (Opt-082) € 145,20

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[Paris] Vue et Perspective de la Samaritaine de Paris (mirrored) Basset, Paris ca. 1750-1800 324 x 490 mm (plate: 291 x 425 mm) Etching/engraving/watercolour No. 62.; Vue et Perspective de la Samaritaine de Paris; a Paris chez Basset rue S. Jacques a Se. Genevieve. Slightly folded edges and some light water stains in the sky. Hand coloured optical print on the Samaritaine in Paris. On the left the Seine flows into the distance. The surroundings are coloured in light pastel-like colours, while the inhabitants are depicted in more vibrant colours. Reference no. 61198 (Opt-083) â‚Ź 108,90

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[Paris] Vue de l’Interieur de N. D. de Paris (mirrored) Basset, Paris ca. 1750-1800 331 x 471 mm (plate: 288 x 414 mm) Etching/engraving/watercolour Vue perspective de l’Interieur de l’Eglise de Notre Dame de Paris; A Paris chez Basset rue S. Jacques a Se. Genevieve. Small rust spot on upper margin. In good state. Hand coloured optical print of the interior of the Notre Dame, in Paris, from the nave towards the choir. On the left side a large statue of St. Christoph. The surroundings are coloured in light pastel-like colours, while the figures are depicted in more vibrant colours. Inscription in ink on the bottom margin: “Gesigt van binnen van de Lieve Vrouwen Kerk van Paris”. Reference no. 61199 (Opt-084) € 181,50

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[Paris] Vue Septentrionale de la grande Place Daumont, Paris ca. 1770-1800 290 x 427 mm Etching/engraving/watercolour Vue Septentrionale de la grande Place dite de la Carriere Ă  Nancy Small tears on the edges, repaired with Japanese paper. Smudges on the bottom margin. In good state. Hand coloured optical print on the Place de Carriere in Nancy. The square is crowded with walking bourgeoisie and people in carriages. The surroundings are coloured in pastel-like hues, while the inhabitants are coloured more vibrantly. Scribbles in pencil on the verso (different kinds of handwriting). Reference no. 61206 (Opt-091) â‚Ź 121,00

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[Paris] Vue de la Place de Bourgogne ca. 1750-1800 241 x 433 mm Etching/engraving/watercolour (on the verso) Vue de la Place de Bourgogne sur le Port de la Ville de Bourdeaux Pasted on cardboard. The sides are painted black (for better illumination). Some stains and smudges. An illuminated optical print of the Place de Bourgogne, as seen from the water. In the background the large gateway. The square in front of it is busy with merchants and residents. The windows and light sources of the buildings are perforated (dots and cut outs). On the verso of the print the holes are covered with hand coloured translucent paper. This gives the illusion of lights when the print is held in front of a light source. The space seen through the arch is cut out. A half-see through picture of a landscape in the distance, pasted just under the gateway. Title is pasted to the verso of the print. Remains of colour-illumination. Reference no. 61200 (Opt-085) â‚Ź 84,70

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[Paris] Vue perspective de la Place Royal à Paris ou est posée la statue Equeste de Louis 13 Mondhare, Paris ca. 1750-1800 279 x 453 mm Etching/engraving/watercolour Vue perspective de la Place Royal à Paris ou est posée la statue Equeste de Louis 13; A Paris chez Mondhare rue S. Jacques à [...] Saumur Pasted on cardboard. The sides are painted black (for better illumination). Some stains and smudges. An illuminated optical print of the Royal Palace in Paris, with the statue of Louis XIII situated in the middle of the square. The windows and light sources of the buildings are perforated (dots and cut outs). On the verso of the print the holes are covered with translucent paper. Some of the holes are covered with red, yellow and blue paint. This gives the illusion of lights when the print is held in front of a light source. The translucent paper is coming loose on the right. Reference no. 61201 (Opt-086) € 96,80

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[Paris] Perspective view of the Place Royale ca. 1750-1800 265 x 431 mm Etching/engraving/watercolour Pasted on cardboard. Edges are painted black (for illumination). In good state. An illuminated optical print of the Royal Palace in Paris, with the statue of Louis XIII situated in the middle of the square. The windows and light sources of the buildings are perforated (dots and cut outs). On the verso of the print the holes are covered with translucent paper. Some of the holes are covered with red, green and blue paint. This gives the illusion of lights when the print is held in front of a light source. The print itself is coloured in very vibrant colours. Note in pencil on the verso, wrongly identifying the scene as the Louvre. Reference no. 61205 (Opt-090) â‚Ź 242,00

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[Paris] La nouvelle porte S. Honore a Paris (mirrored) ca. 1750-1800 297 x 443 mm (plate: 269 x 411 mm) Engraving La nouvelle porte S. Honore a Paris; Collection des Prospects The edges are reinforced with cardboard. Light damp stain in the sky area. Trimmed to plate mark on the bottom. Illuminated optical print of the Porte Saint-Honoré. This entrance gate to Paris was built in 1635 and demolished only 97 years later, in 1732. On the right the Chapelle de l’Assomption. The windows of the buildings are perforated. This gives the illusion of lights when the print is held in front of a light source. A typed note in Dutch is Pasted on the verso of a cardboard edge. The top corners are strengthened with parchment. Reference no. 61203 (Opt-088) € 242,00

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[Paris] Fontaine dans la Logis a droit du Labyrinthe Georg Balthasar Probst, Augsburg ca. 1750-1800 366 x 491 mm (plate: 305 x 417 mm) Etching/engraving/watercolour Fontana in loco ad dextram Labyrinthis; Fontaine dans la Logis a droit du Labyrinthe; Fontana nella Loggia a destra del Laberinte; Luft Wasser in der Logia zur rechten des Irrgartens; Med. Fol. No. 4; Cum Gratia et Privilegio Sac: Caes: Majestatis; Georg Balthasar Probst, excud. A.V. Damp stains on the bottom and upper margins. Piece of the right margin is torn. Plate in good state. Hand coloured optical print of a fountain on the right side of the maze (not clear where this maze is situated). Wealthy people walk around a highly decorated, baroque fountain. Coloured in deep vibrant colours. A note in pencil on the verso points out that this could be the maze of Versailles. Reference no. 61207 (Opt-092) â‚Ź 181,50

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[Paris] Le Luxambourg (mirrored) Daumont, Paris ca. 1750-1800 335 x 493 mm (plate: 293 x 426 mm) Etching/engraving/watercolour Le Palais du Luxembourg du côté du Jardin; a Paris chez Daumont rue St. Martin Smudges on the margins and small tears on the right margin. Light fold on the right top of the plate. Overall good state. A hand colouored optical print of the facade of Palais du Luxembourg in Paris. The palace is situated on the left. The remaining part shows the crowded gardens. The surroundings are coloured in light colours, while the figures are depicted in more vibrant colours. Reference no. 61208 (Opt-093) € 217,80

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[Paris] Le Luxambourg (mirrored) Huquier fils, Paris ca. 1750-1800 290 x 433 mm Etching/engraving/watercolour Le Palais du Luxembourg du côté du Jardin; Light stains and foxing on the margins. wormhole on the bottom margin. The plate is in very good state. A hand coloured optical print of the facade of Palais du Luxembourg in Paris. The palace is situated on the left. The remaining part shows the crowded gardens. The surroundings are coloured in light colours, while the figures are depicted in more vibrant colours. Thick paper. Reference no. 61239 (Opt-124) € 145,20

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[Paris] Le Jardin, et le Palais du Luxenbourg, a Paris Daumont, Paris ca. 1750-1800 326 x 486 mm (plate: 297 x 443 mm) Etching/engraving/watercolour Le Jardin, et le Palais du Luxenbourg, a Paris; a Paris chez Daumont rue St. Martin Tears and folds on the margins. Plate in good state. A hand colouored optical print of the facade of Palais du Luxembourg in Paris. The palace is situated in the distance. In front of the palace people stroll through the baroque gardens. The surroundings are coloured in light colours, while the figures are depicted in more vibrant colours. Reference no. 61209 (Opt-094) â‚Ź 193,60

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[Paris] Prospectus urbis Parisiorum inter regium et novum pontem ca. 1750-1800 317 x 430 mm Etching/engraving/watercolour Prospectus urbis Parisiorum inter regium et novum pontem; La ciudad de Paris entre el Puente real y Nuevo; C 2. Some repaired tears on the margins. One tear goes through the print on the left side. A hand coloured optical print of the city of Paris, as seen from the Seine. The water is crowded with small boats. In the distance the Notre Dame. Repaired with plastic tape. Reference no. 61210 (Opt-095) â‚Ź 108,90

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After Moreau, Jean-Michel (1741-1814); Leizelt, Balthasar Friedrich (active 1750-1799) [Paris] Vuë de la Place Neuve de Louis XV [...], Augsbourg ca. 1750-1800 296 x 444 mm (plate: 250 x 388 mm) Etching/engraving/watercolour Vuë de la Place Neuve de Louis XV. Le Bien-Aimé à Paris; Se vend à Augsbourg au Negoce common de l’Academie Imperiale d’Empire des Arts libereaux avec Privilege de Sa Majeste Imperiale et avec Defence de nén faire Copie. (Pasted on the verso of the print) Pasted on cardboard and fixed to a firm frame, with corners made of parchment. Very light smudging in the sky area. Overall state is good. Illuminated optical print on Place Louis XV, now the Place the la Concorde. In the middle of the square the statue of Louis XV. The square is crowded with people. The windows and light sources of the buildings are perforated (dots and cut outs). On the verso of the print the holes are covered with translucent paper. Some of the holes are coated with red, green and yellow paint. This gives the illusion of lights when the print is held in front of a light source. The print itself is coloured in very vibrant colours. The title is also written in ink on the top of the frame. Reference no. 61211 (Opt-096) € 242,00

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[Paris] Prospectus Pontis novi, versus Palatium Regii Parisiensis ca. 1750-1800 297 x 443 mm (plate: 293 x 427 mm) Etching/engraving/watercolour Prospectus Pontis novi, versus Palatium Regii Parisiensis; Prospettiva della Ponte nuova, verso del Palazzo Reale a Parigi Pasted on cardboard en fixed to a firm frame. Area around the cut out stars is slightly foxed. Overall state is good. Illuminated optica view of Paris, as seen from the Seine. In the distance the Royal Palace. The windows and light sources of the buildings and the stars are perforated (dots and cut outs). On the verso of the print the holes are covered with translucent paper. Some of the holes are coated with red, green and yellow paint. This gives the illusion of lights when the print is held in front of a light source. The corners of the frame are reinforced. Reference no. 61212 (Opt-097) â‚Ź 242,00

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[Paris] Vue d’Optique of a square in Paris ca. 1750-1800 281 x 430 mm Etching/engraving/watercolour Pasted on cardboard. The edges are painted black (for the use of a magic lantern). Overall state good. Illuminated optical print of a square in Paris. In the middle of the square a statue of ‘Ludovico Magno’ (Louis XIV). The square is crowded with people. The windows and light sources of the buildings are perforated (dots and cut outs). On the verso of the print the holes are covered with translucent paper. This gives the illusion of lights when the print is held in front of a light source. Reference no. 61213 (Opt-098) € 193,60

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[Paris] Le Palais des Tuileries du côté de la Cour Daumont, Paris ca. 1750-1800 317 x 437 mm Etching/engraving/watercolour Regii Palatii des Tuileries Prospectus, Regiam Portam Ingredienti; 71e. Vuë d’Optique Representant; Le Palais des Tuileries du côté de la Cour; Presentement chés Lachaussée rue S. Jaques; A Paris chez Daumont rue St. Martin Pasted on cardboard. The edges are painted black (for the use of a magic lantern). Overall state good. Illuminated optical print of the Tuileries Palace. This was a royal and imperial palace. It was the usual Parisian residence of most French monarchs, from Henry IV to Napoleon III, until it was burned by the Paris Commune in 1871. The roads are crowded with people. The windows and light sources of the buildings are perforated (dots and cut outs). On the verso of the print the holes are covered with translucent paper. Some of the holes are coated with red, green and yellow paint. This gives the illusion of lights when the print is held in front of a light source. Reference no. 61214 (Opt-099) € 217,80

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[Paris] Vue perspective du Palais Royale de coté du Jardin Mondhare, Paris ca. 1750-1800 310 x 442 mm Etching/engraving/watercolour Vue perspective du Palais Royale de coté du Jardin; ches Mondhare; Rue St. Jacques Pasted on cardboard. The edges are painted black (for the use of a magic lantern). Overall state good. Illuminated optical print of the Royal Palace in Paris, as seen from the garden. The paths are crowded with people. The windows and light sources of the buildings are perforated (dots and cut outs). On the verso of the print the holes are covered with translucent paper. Some of the holes are covered with red, purple and yellow paint. This gives the illusion of lights when the print is held in front of a light source. Reference no. 61215 (Opt-100) € 193,60

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Riedel, Gottfried Friedrich (1724-1784) [Potsdam] Vuë de Potsdam (mirrored) [...], Augsbourg ca. 1780 298 x 445 mm (plate: 291 x 420 mm) Etching/engraving/watercolour Collection des prospects; Prospect, des Köningl. Preussischen Pallastes [...]; Vuë du Pallais royal de Prusse [...]; Gravé par F. Reidel Pasted on cardboard and fixed to a firm frame. The plate is in good state. Illuminated optical print of the Royal Palace in Potsdam. The Royal Palace, now known as the New Palace, is situated on the western side of the Sanssouci park. The windows and light sources of the buildings are perforated (dots and cut outs). On the verso of the print the holes are covered with translucent paper. This gives the illusion of lights when the print is held in front of a light source. Handwritten title in Dutch on the verso. Reference no. 61220 (Opt-105) € 181,50

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[Rochefort] Vue du port de Rochefort (mirrored) Mondhare, Paris ca. 1750-1800 400x 500 mm (plate: 280 x 432 mm) Etching/engraving/watercolour Vue du port de Rochefort; Enbarquement des François pour l’Isle de Cayenne au Port de Rochefort; A Paris chez Mondhare rue S. Jacques a l’Hotel Saumur. Fixed to a beautiful passe-partout. Hand coloured optical print of French people boarding in the Cayenne Isle Port of Rochefort, as seen from the quay. In the foreground the bourgeoisie waits for their ship. In the distance ships sail to open water. Hand coloured in pastel-like colours, with red accents. Visible watermark if held against light. Reference no. 61204 (Opt-089) € 242,00

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[Rome] Vue de la Place Colonnes a Rome (mirrored) Fietta et Comp., Augsbourg ca. 1780-1800 327 x 432 mm (plate: 318 x 408 mm) Etching/engraving/watercolour Collection des Prospects; 28.; Vue de la Place Colonnes a Rome; 1. Colonne Antonine, 2. Palais Chigi, 3. Palais bâtipar Innocent XII pour la residence des Inges, 4. Residence de Monseigneur Vicegerent; Chez Fietta et Comp. á Kriegshaber pres d’Augsbourg. Large damp stain on the bottom half of the print. Fair state. Hand coloured optical print of the Piazza Colonna in Rome. In the middle of the crowded square stands the Column of Marcus Aurelius, on which is carved his own story. On the background are the Palazzo Montecitorio and the Palazzo Chigi. Beautifully hand coloured. Reference no. 61233 (Opt-118) € 121,00

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[Rome] Monuments de l’ancienne Rome (mirrored) Daumont, Paris ca. 1750-1800 352 x 530 mm (plate: 280 x 394 mm) Etching/engraving/watercolour Vestiges de plusieurs beaux monuments de l’ancienne Rome; a Paris chez Daumont rue St. Martin. Light folds and small tears on the right and left margins. Overall state is good. Hand coloured optical print of Rome in the times of the Roman Empire. In the scene all sorts of monuments are gathered together to for an ideal landscape, with a Corinthian temple on the left, a circular building on the right and an Egyptian obelisk in the middle. Figures in antique attires wander between the buildings. Watermark in the middle of the paper. Reference no. 61235 (Opt-120) ₏ 217,80

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[Rome] Vüe du Campidole Romaine, avec l’Escalier vers l Eglise s’Araceli Georg Balthasar Probst, Augsbourg ca. 1750-1800 317 x 427 mm Etching/engraving/watercolour Prospectus Campidolü Romanum, cum Scala versus Tempe Araceli; Vüe du Campidole Romaine, avec l’Escalier vers l Eglise s’Araceli; Veduta del Romano [...]; Gesicht des Romanschen [...]; Med. Fol. No. 6; C.P.S.C.M.; Georg Balthasar Probst, excudit, A.V. Pasted on cardboard. Small tears on the margins, reinforced with cardboard. Light discolouration. Small hole underneath the horse wagon. Overall state good. Hand coloured optical print of the Campidoglio and the Basilica of Santa Maria in Aracoeli in Rome. The square, of which the entrance is guarded by two enormous statues of horsemen, is designed by Michelangelo. On the side the basilica from 12th century. This print gives a beautiful overview of the architectural delights of the Campidoglio. The plate is hand coloured in green, orange and yellow tones. Reference no. 61236 (Opt-121) € 290,40

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[Rome] Temple antique prés de Rome Hocquart, Paris ca. 1790 284 x 384 mm (plate: 237 x 354 mm) Etching/engraving/watercolour Temple antique prés de Rome; A Paris chez Hocquart rue Dt. Jacques No. 64. Very light spots on margins and a small tear on the left bottom. Overall state is good. A hand coloured optical print of the interior of an antique temple, in Rome. There no indications concerning which building is represented. The greatness of the temple is enhanced by the small figures wandering around. The surroundings are coloured in light pastel-like hues, while the figures are tinted in more vibrant colours. A small piece of plastic is pasted to the verso of the print. Reference no. 61216 (Opt-101) € 169,40

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After Panini, Giovanni Paolo (1691-1765) [Rome] Vue des Ruines de Rome Daumont, Paris ca. 1750-1800 353 x 527 mm (plate: 263 x 375 mm) Etching/engraving/watercolour Ruinae Romae Veteris; 16e. Vüe d’Optique Representant; Vne (n= misprint) des Ruines de Rome; I.P. Panini Del.; A Paris chez Daumont rue St. Martin. Light stains and tears along the margins. Plate is in good state. Hand coloured optical print of Roman ruins. In the distance on the right a pyramid towers above the ruins. In the foreground soldiers sit on the ruins The surroundings are coloured in light pastel-like hues, while the figures are tinted in more vibrant colours. Reference no. 61217 (Opt-102) € 145,20

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[Rome] L’Eglise de St. Carlin aux quatre fontaines a Rome Daumont, Paris ca. 1750-1800 358 x 529 mm (plate: 276 x 425 mm) Etching/engraving/watercolour Prospectus Ecclesiae Sancti Carlini ad quatuor fonts Romae; 10e. Vüe d’Optique Représentant; L’Eglise de St. Carlin aux quatre fontaines a Rome; A Paris chez Daumont rue St. Martin Light stains and tears along the margins. Plate is in good state. A hand coloured optical print of the church of San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane, also called San Carlino, in Rome. The Baroque church was designed by the architect Francesco Borromini and realized between 1638 and 1641. The print shows the façade of the church, as seen from the Via del Quirinale. The surroundings are coloured in light pastel-like hues, while the figures are tinted in more vibrant colours. Reference no. 61218 (Opt-103) € 266,20

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Carlevaris, Luca (1663-1730); Hauer, Jean (possibly Jean Jacques Hauer (1751-1829)) [Venice] Vuë de la Place de St. Marc à Venise vers l’Horloge (mirrored) [...], Augsbourg ca. 1700-1730 315 x 427 mm (plate: 290 x 408 mm) Etching/engraving/watercolour Collection des Prospects; Prospect des St. Marcus Plazes in Venedig gegen der Uhr anzusehen; Vuë de la Place de St. Marc à Venise vers l’Horloge; Se vend à Augsbourg au Negoce common de l’Academie Imperiale d’Empire des Arts libereaux avec Privilege de Sa Majeste Imperiale et avec Defence de nén faire Copie; desinó par Luc. Carlevarijs; Gravé par Jean Hauer; Damp stain on upper right corner. Overall in very good state. Hand coloured optical print of the square in front of St. Marco in Venice, as seen from the canal. In the distance the Campanile of San Marco towers above the city. In the foreground merchants try to dock their vessels and gondolas. This detailed print is hand coloured in soft pastel-like hues. Hand written in Dutch on the bottom: “Gezigt van de plaats de [...]”. Reference no. 61232 (Opt-117) € 338,80

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[Venice] Vue du Pont Rialto et de la Prison de Venise ca. 1750-1800 306 x 423 mm Etching/engraving/watercolour Prospectus Pontis Rivoalti, ET Carcerum Venetiarum; Vue du Pont Rialto ET de la Prison de Venise Small tears on the margins, some of which are repaired. Three discoloured spots in the upper left corner. Overall state is good/fair. Hand coloured optical print of Venice. On the right side someone tries to dock his ship. On the left side the prison of the city. In the distance the outlines of the Rialto. Hand coloured in soft pastel-like hues. The green colour, used for the water, is leaked through the paper. Reference no. 61237 (Opt-122) â‚Ź 108,90

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[Venice] Vüe perspective de l’interieur de l’Eglise de St. Marc, a Venise Daumont, Paris ca. 1750-1800 298 x 408 mm (plate: 288 x 408 mm) Etching/engraving/watercolour Vüe perspective de l’interieur de l’Eglise de St. Marc, a Venise; à Paris chez Daumont rue St. Martin Small repaired tears on the upper margin. In good state. Hand coloured view of the interior of St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice, as seen from the nave, towards the choir. In the foreground and on the sides brightly coloured people walk around and kneel down to pray. Beautiful clear print. Numbered in pencil on the bottom right corner: “411”. Reference no. 61238 (Opt-123) € 181,50

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After Salomon Kleiner (1700/3-1761) [Vienna] A view on Vienna Daumont, Paris ca. 1750-1800 335 x 504 mm (plate: 300 x 430 mm) Etching/engraving/watercolour Prospectus Primarii Telonii Caesarei; 78e. Vue d’Optique Representant; Les Anciennes Gabelles de Cesar a Vienne; A Paris chez Daumont rue St. Martin. A bit scuffed around the edges. Minor stains and a small tear/hole in the sky. Hand coloured optical print of Vienna, showing the Rotenturmstrasse and parts of the Leopoldstadt. The surroundings are coloured in light pastel-like hues, while the inhabitants are tinted in more vibrant colours. Reference no. 61184 (Opt-069) ₏ 181,50

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[Vienna] Vue de Vienne [probably Martin Sichnit (1754-1804)] ca. 1785 298 x 446 mm (plate: 270 x 405 mm) Etching/engraving/watercolour (on the verso in ink) Gezigt in Weenen; Vue de Vienne Trimmed to plate mark and Pasted on cardboard edges (probably for usage as a ‘magic lantern’). Plate in very good state. Illuminated hand coloured optical print of a large square in Vienna. Beautifully coloured. The outlines and light sources of the buildings and windows are perforated (dots and figures). On the verso of the print the holes are covered with translucent paper. Some of the holes are coated with green, red and yellow paint. This gives the illusion of coloured lights when the print is held in front of a light source. Very neatly illuminated. Reference no. 61185 (Opt-070) € 302,50

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Martin Sichnit (1754-1804) [Vienna] Vue de la Poste Imperiale a Vienne (mirrored, only bottom half shown) Martin Sichnit, Vienne ca. 1785 298 x 446 mm (plate: 281 x 391 mm) Etching/engraving/watercolour Collection des Prospects; Gravé par Sichnit a Vienne; Vue de la Poste Imperiale a Vienne; Het Postkantoor te Weenen. Trimmed to plate mark and fixed to cardboard edges (probably for usage as a ‘magic lantern’). A small piece of the translucent paper is missing. Plate in very good state. Illuminated hand coloured optical print of the post office in Vienna. Beautifully coloured. The outlines and light sources of the buildings and windows are perforated (dots and figures). On the verso of the print the holes are covered with translucent paper. Some of the holes are coated with green, red and yellow paint. This gives the illusion of coloured lights when the print is held in front of a light source. Very neatly illuminated. Reference no. 61186 (Opt-071) € 302,50

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[Vienna] L’Hotel des Ambassadeurs, a Vienne, en Autriche (mirrored) Basset, Paris (1700-1865) ca. 1750-1800 249 x 431 mm Etching/engraving/watercolour 2e Nouvelle vüe d’Optique, representant; l’Hotel des Ambassadeurs, á la Cour de Vienne, prise du côté du Jardin; A Paris, chez Basset, Graveur rue St. Jacques; au coin de celle des Mathurins s Se. Genevieve. Pasted on cardboard. Slightly discoloured and smudged. Illuminated optical print of l’Hotel des Ambassadeurs in Vienna. The building is depicted in the distance, with an impressive baroque garden in the front. The outlines and light sources of the building are perforated (dots). On the verso of the print the holes are covered with translucent paper. Some of the holes are coated with green and red paint. This gives the illusion of coloured lights when the print is held in front of a light source. Reference no. 61187 (Opt-072) € 108,90

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World Cities & Landscapes

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Habermann, Franz Xaver (1721-1796) [Boston] Vue de Boston (mirrored) [...], Augsbourg ca. 1750-1790 325 x 453 mm (plate: 284 x 410 mm) Etching/watercolour Collection des prospects; Prospect von Boston gegen der Bucht Vuë de Boston de le Cale; Gravé par Francois Xav. Habermann. Pasted on thick cardboard. Some tears on the bottom margin. The text is filled in with black pen in lacunas. Plate itself in good state. Hand coloured optical print depicting the American city of Boston, as seen from the river banks. Large ships in the calm waters in the left. On the right the outlines of the city: a fortress and church towering above the other buildings. The print is beautifully hand painted in pastel-like colours. Reference no. 61228 (Opt-113) € 338,80

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[Istanbul] The great cavalcade for the leader of Constantinople Mondhare, Paris ca. 1770 297 x 397 mm Etching/engraving/watercolour Vue de la grande Cavalcade du Grand Seigneur lorsque sa Hautesse pariot en public a Constantinople; A Paris chez Mondhare rue S. Jacques a l’Hotel Saumur. Pasted on cardboard. Light damage on top. Overall state good. Hand coloured view on a square in the city of Constantinople (Istanbul in Turkey). A parade of people on foot and on horseback. Coloured in pink, green, yellow and blue. Reference no. 61175 (Opt-060) [sold]

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[Jerusalem] The Holy city of Jerusalem […], Augsbourg ca. 1750-1800 324 x 435 mm Etching/engraving/watercolour Die Stadt Ierusalem wie am Heiligen Pfingsttage, der Heilige Geist uber die Heilige Apostel […]; Vuë de la Ville de Hierusalem comme au jour de la Pente côte le Saint Esprit decendit […]; Se vend á Augsbourg au Negoce comun de l’Academie Imperiale d’Empire des Arts libereaux avec Privilege de Sa Majesté Imperiale et avec Defense ni d’en faire ni de vendre les Copies. Trimmed to plate mark at the top. Small hole in the upper left corner of the print. Rip in the bottom left margin. A hand coloured view on Jerusalem. On a patio on the left side the apostle Peter is holding his first speech. The surroundings are coloured in light pastel-like tints, while the clothes of the people are of more vibrant colours. Small holes in the corners (possibly from the use of pushpins). Reference no. 61176 (Opt-061) € 169,40

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[Mexico City] La Ville du Mexique prise du coté du Lac (mirrored) Daumont, Paris ca. 1750-1800 274 x 440 mm Etching/engraving/watercolour Vue de la Ville du Mexique prise du coté du Lac; à Paris chez Daumont rue St. Martin. Pasted on cardboard. Heavy smudging on margins. Light smudging on the print. Illuminated optical print of Mexico City. On the left a town with churches towering above the other buildings. In the water in front of the city farms-like rafts float in the water. To the right people sail with their boats filled with plants towards a rock in the sea. Illuminated by small holes and figures which are punched through the paper. On the verso of the print the holes are covered with translucent paper. This gives the illusion of lights when the print is held in front of a light source. Reference no. 61225 (Opt-110) € 96,80

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After Blankaert, P. van (18th century) [Nanking] Vuë d’une ruë à Nanking (mirrored) Georg Balthasar Probst, Augsburg ca. 1730-1750 300 x 430 mm Etching/engraving/watercolour 273.; Straet van Nanking; Veduta d’una Strada […]nking Tears on the bottom margin and right corner. Fold in the middle of the plate. The bottom of the plate shows some holes, which have been repaired with see through tape. Fair condition. This hand coloured optical print shows a busy street in the Chinese city of Nanking. The street is lined by buildings with eastern looking rooftops and large pillars with natural symbols in front of them. On the street merchants in eastern clothing sell their goods and inhabitants look at a performance. Although this print is not in the best state, it catches the eye because of the extraordinary use of colour and its exotic attire. The city of Nanking is now mainly known for its horrible history (The Nanking Massacre, 1937). On the verso a sticker with information concerning the print. Reference no. 61229 (Opt-114) € 121,00

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Habermann, Franz Xaver (1721-1796) [New York] Representation du Rue terrible a Nouvelle York (mirrored) [...], Augsbourg ca. 1750-1790 295 x 412 mm Etching/engraving/watercolour Collection des Prospects; Schrökenvolle Feuersbrunst welche zu Neu Yorck [...]; Representation du Feu terrible [...];Se vend à Augsbourg au Negoce common de l’Academie Imperiale d’Empire des Arts libereaux avec Privilege de Sa Majeste Imperiale et avec Defence de nén faire Copie; Gravé pas Francois Xav. Habermann. A light fold in the middle. Tape remains on the top corners. In good state. This hand coloured optical print shows the great fire of New York in 1776. On the left side of the street fire comes out of the windows and roofs of the buildings. In the front on the street people are looting and fighting with soldiers. This is a beautiful clear cut print, hand coloured in pastel-like colours for the buildings and more vibrant colours for the people. Reference no. 61231 (Opt-116) € 544,50

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[Palmyra] L’entrée du Grand Temple de Palmire du cote du Nord Daumont, Paris (barely visible in the right corner) ca. 1750-1800 330 x 460 mm (plate: 231 x 422 mm) Etching/engraving/watercolour Of the Gizeal Temple in Palmira in front the Nord (looks like a wrong translation); L’entrée du Grand Temple de Palmire du cote du Nord; A Paris Dau […] Three worm holes in the print and some more in the margins. Overall state is good. Hand coloured optical print with a view on the ruins of Palmyra in Syria. The gateway of the remains of the buildings is portrayed prominently in the middle of the print. The people standing in front emphasize the size of the ruins. The sky is hand coloured in pastel-like colours, while the figures are coloured in more vibrant tints. These ruins have recently been destroyed by ISIS. Watermark visible in the middle of the print. Reference no. 61226 (Opt-111) € 242,00

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After Blankaert, P. van (18th century) [Peking] Le dedans du palais de L’Empereur de Chine à Peking (mirrored) Georg Balthasar Probst, Augsburg ca. 1730-1750 325 x 435 mm Etching/engraving/watercolour 270. `T Keysers Hof van binnen in Pekin; Le dedans du palais de L’Empereur de Chine à Peking; L’Interiore de Palazzo del Imperatore di China a Peking; Des Sinischen Kaisers Hof von Innen, zu Peking; Med. Fol. No. 67; P. van Blankaert, del.; Cum Gratia et Privilegio Sac: Caes: Majestatis; George Balthasar Probst, excu […] Tears and holes in the margins, left bottom corner repaired. Light damp stain throughout the picture. Fair condition. This hand coloured optical print shows the imperial palace in the Forbidden City in Peking, China. In the foreground a large courtyard is depicted, surrounded by buildings. Three large buildings with yellow roofs stand out. On the left side of the square people stand in front of a stage. On the right a procession. Although this print is not in the best state, it catches the eye because of the extraordinary use of colour and its exotic attire. On the verso a sticker with information concerning the print. Reference no. 61230 (Opt-115) € 84,70

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[St. Petersburg] Vue du Chateau de plaisance de l’Axarienne pris du Côte du grand basin a Petersbourg Beauvais, Paris ca. 1750-1800 305 x 456 mm (plate: 282 x 416 mm) Etching/engraving/watercolour Vue du Chateau de plaisance de l’Axarienne pris du Côte du grand basin a Petersbourg; […] chez Beauvais rue St. Jacques. Pasted on cardboard. The print is heavily browned. Tear on the left upper and bottom corner. Some stains in the bottom margin. Hand coloured optical print with the courtly gardens of the palace Axarienne in St. Petersbourg, Russia. In the foreground richly dressed people. The garden reaches into the distance, with the façade of the palace on the right side of the print. On the verso inscribed with blue ballpoint: ‘Rusland’. Reference no. 61227 (Opt-112) € 96,80

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[St. Petersburg] Prospectus Horti deliciarum Axariani ca. 1750-1800 305 x 448 mm (plate: 273 x 407 mm) Etching/watercolour Prospectus Horti deliciarum Axariani Pasted on cardboard with black tape around the margins (for the use of a magic lantern). Small brown stain above the pergola. In good state. An illuminated and hand coloured optical print of a garden in St. Petersbourg. The garden has arcades with caryatids and statues on both sides. Trees stand between these columns. Various men and women roam through the garden. In the distance a fenced courtyard. The print is illuminated by small holes and figures which are punched through the paper. On the verso of the print the holes are covered with translucent paper. Some of the holes are coated with yellow, pink, green and red paint. This gives the illusion of coloured lights when the print is held in front of a light source. The illumination of the courtyard in the distance has influence on the perspective of the print. Reference no. 61261 (Opt-147) â‚Ź 278,30

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Religious Subjects & Mythology

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Genesis, 3 Georg Balthasar Probst, Augsburg ca. 1750-1800 327 x 457 mm (plate: 305 x 415 mm) Etching/engraving/watercolour Et emisit eum Dominus Deus de paradiso voluptatis, ut operaretur terram, de qua sumtus est; Et l’Eternal […]; E l’Eterno […]; Da lies ihn […]; Med. Fol. No. 49; Cum Gratia et Privilegio Sac: Caes: Majestatis; Georg Balthasar Probst, excud. A.V. Very light dotted damage above the female figure on the left of the print. In good state. Hand coloured print representing the Garden of Eden. The Bible passage reads: ‘And the Lord God sent him forth from the Garden of Eden, to cultivate the ground, from which he has been taken’. The colours green and brown dominate the picture. On the verso in pencil a note concerning the publisher and date. Reference no. 61172 (Opt-057) € 242,00

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Joseph Shows Kindness to His Brothers Georg Balthasar Probst, Augsburg ca. 1750-1800 366 x 501 mm (plate: 309 x 414 mm) Etching/engraving/watercolour 196. Iosephi benevolentia erga fratres; Bonté de Joseph envers ses freres; Compiacevolezza di Guiseppe có fuoi fratelli; Iosephs Güte gegen seine Brüder; Med. Fol. No. 48.; Cum Gratia et Privilegio Sac: Caes: Majestatis; Georg Balthasar Probst, excud. A.V. Damp stains in the upper left corner en both bottom corners. Overall state is good. A hand coloured optical print depicting the biblical story (Genesis 45) of Joseph’s kindness to his brothers. In a highly decorated hall, Joseph, standing on the right side of the plate, talks to his brothers. The brothers are sitting on the ground, on the left, holding their hands up in amazement. The surroundings are coloured in light pastel-like hues, while the clothes of the people are of more vibrant colours. Reference no. 61174 (Opt-059) € 145,20

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Moses and the brass snake I. P. Wolff Seel ca. 1700-1750 340 x 400 mm (plate: 275 x 345 mm) Etching/engraving/watercolour Da boser Schangen Stich, bils aüf den Cod verlest […]; N. 74; I. P. Wollf Seel: Erben exc: Some folds on upper margin. In good state. Hand coloured optical print of the biblical scene in which Moses orders the Israelites to look at the brass snake on the pole in the middle of the village. The people who would not not look at the pole would have been bitten by poisonous snakes. In the foreground Moses pointing at the brass snake, which stands in the middle of a campsite. Some people look at the snake, while others, bitten by the snakes, lay on the ground. The scene is hand coloured blue, red, orange and green. On the verso in pencil: “Nr. 66”. Reference no. 61249 (Opt-135) € 133,10

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La Premiere Plaïe en Egypte (mirrored) […], Augsbourg ca. 1750-1800 362 x 473 mm Etching/engraving/watercolour Collection des Prospects. Die erste Plage in Egyptenland, oder die verwand-lung alles Wassers in Blut […] 2. B. Mose Cap. 7. V. 19. 20. 25.; La Premiere Plaïe en Egypte […] Exode Cap. 7. V. 19. 20. 25.; Se vend á Augsbourg au Negoce comun de l’Academie Imperiale d’Empire des Arts libereaux avec Privilege de Sa Majesté Imperiale et avec Defense ni d’en faire ni de vendre les Copies. The print is Pasted on thicker paper and fixed to a carton passe-partout. Edges slightly scuffed and browned. Overall state good. Hand coloured optical print of the first plague of Egypt, namely the water turning into blood. View of a city on a river. On the left bank Moses strikes the water with his stick. Right on the dock stands the Pharaoh and his entourage. The water is coloured red and dead fish are floating around in it. The surroundings are coloured in light pastel-like tints, while the clothes of the people are of more vibrant hues. Monogrammed within the picture: “B. F.”. Reference no. 61162 (Opt-047) € 217,80

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La Seconde Plaïe en Egypte (mirrored) […], Augsbourg ca. 1750-1800 364 x 475 mm Etching/engraving/watercolour Collection des Prospects. Die Zweyte Egyptische Plage […] 2. Buch Mose Cap. 8. V. 3. 5. 6.; La Seconde Plaïe en Egypte […] Exode Cap. 8. V. 3. 5. 6.; Se vend á Augsbourg au Negoce comun de l’Academie Imperiale d’Empire des Arts libereaux avec Privilege de Sa Majesté Imperiale et avec Defense ni d’en faire ni de vendre les Copies. The print is Pasted on thicker paper and fixed to a carton passe-partout. Edges slightly scuffed and browned. Overall state good. Hand coloured optical print of the second plague of Egypt, namely the plague of the frogs. Frogs emerge from the river and invade the Egyptian city on the left side. Under the image captions in German and French. The surroundings are coloured in light pastel-like hues, while the clothes of the people are tinted in more vibrant colours. Numbered in pencil above the French caption: “24”. Reference no. 61161 (Opt-046) € 217,80

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La troisieme Plaïe en Egypte des Poux (mirrored) [...], Augsbourg ca. 1750-1800 366 x 477 mm (plate: 331 x 431) Etching/engraving/watercolour Collection des Prospects. Die Dritte Egyptische Plage mit Läussen oder so genannten Hunds Fliegen […] 2 Buch Mose Cap. 8. V. 17. 18. 19.; La troisieme Plaïe en Egypte des Poux […] Exod C. 8. V. 17. 18. 19.; Se vend á Augsbourg au Negoce comun de l’Academie Imperiale d’Empire des Arts libereaux avec Privilege de Sa Majesté Imperiale et avec Defense ni d’en faire ni de vendre les Copies. Pasted on thick paper. Scuffed edges and discolouration. Some small stains and a damp stain on the bottom. Hand coloured optical print of the third plague of Egypt, namely the plague of lice. Overlooking a square at the left Moses beats his staff in the dust to turn it into lice. In the foreground humans and animals are scratching themselves. The surroundings are coloured in light pastel-like hues, while the clothes of the people are of more vibrant colours. Tape leftovers on the verso of the plate. Reference no. 61166 (Opt-051) € 181,50

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La IVme Plaïe d’Egypte (mirrored) [...], Augsbourg ca. 1750-1800 367 x 474 mm Etching/engraving/watercolour Collection des Prospects. Die IVte Plage in Egÿpten […] 2. Buch Mose Cap. VIII. V. 24.; La IVme Plaïe d’ Egypte […] Exod C. VIII. V. 24.; Se vend á Augsbourg au Negoce comun de l’Academie Imperiale d’Empire des Arts libereaux avec Privilege de Sa Majesté Imperiale et avec Defense ni d’en faire ni de vendre les Copies. Pasted on cardboard and fixed to a carton passe-partout. Missing one corner and stains on the verso. Small foxing through the text part on the bottom and around the edges. Hand coloured optical print of the fourth plague of Egypt, namely the pest infestation. Overlooking a square in a city where people on foot and on horseback are running around and hit themselves. Everywhere it is swarming with insects. The surroundings are coloured in light pastel-like hues, while the clothes of the people are of more vibrant colours. A note with the Dutch translation is pasted on the verso. Reference no. 61167 (Opt-052) € 217,80

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La Sixieme Plai en Egypte (mirrored) [...], Augsbourg ca. 1750-1800 324 x 416 mm Etching/engraving/watercolour Collection des Prospects. Die Sechste Aegÿptische Plage […] 2 B. Mose C. IX. V.10. 11.; La Sixieme Plai en Egypte […] Exode C. IX. V. 10. 11.; Se vend á Augsbourg au Negoce comun de l’Academie Imperiale d’Empire des Arts libereaux avec Privilege de Sa Majesté Imperiale et avec Defense ni d’en faire ni de vendre les Copies. Print Pasted on white paper. Slightly discoloured. A few small holes and a repair on the fold in the middle. Hand coloured optical print of the sixth plague of Egypt, namely the plague of boils. A crowded square in a city. In the middle stands Moses. Smoke rises from his hands. The people scratch themselves and show each other their affected limbs. The surroundings are tinted in light pastel-like colours, while the clothes of the people are of more vibrant colours. Two unreadable letters in ink at the top of the print. Reference no. 61165 (Opt-050) € 217,80

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Septieme Plaïe d’Egypte (mirrored) [...], Augsbourg ca. 1750-1800 360 x 476 mm Etching/engraving/watercolour Collection des Prospects. Die Siebende Plage Aegÿptenland […] 2 Buch Mose Cap. 9. V. 23. 24. 25. 26.; Septieme Plaïe d’Egypte […] Exode Chap. IX. V. 23. 24. 25.26.; Se vend á Augsbourg au Negoce comun de l’Academie Imperiale d’Empire des Arts libereaux avec Privilege de Sa Majesté Imperiale et avec Defense ni d’en faire ni de vendre les Copies. The print is Pasted on cardboard and fixed to a carton passe-partout. Very small wormhole at the bottom of the print. Overall state good. Hand coloured optical print of the seventh plague of Egypt, namely the plague of the hail. View of a city near a river. Lightning strikes while people and animals get hit by huge hailstones. In the distance few buildings on fire. The surroundings are coloured in light pastel-like tints, while the clothes of the people are of more vibrant colours. Beautifully Pasted on a passe-partout. On the verso a note with the Dutch translation of the text. On the edge of the passe-partout a handwritten note about the possible maker: Johann Georg Bergmüller (1688-1762). Reference no. 61164 (Opt-049) € 242,00

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La neuvieme Plaïe d’Egypte (mirrored) […], Augsbourg ca. 1750-1800 365 x 477 mm Etching/engraving/watercolour Collection des Prospects. Die Neunte Plage der Egÿptier [...] 2 Buch Mose C. 10. V. 21. 22. 23.; La neuvieme Plaïe d’Egypte [...] Exode C. 10. V. 21. 22. 23.; Se vend á Augsbourg au Negoce comun de l’Academie Imperiale d’Empire des Arts libereaux avec Privilege de Sa Majesté Imperiale et avec Defense ni d’en faire ni de vendre les Copies. The print is Pasted on thicker paper and fixed to a carton passe-partout. Edges slightly scuffed and browned. Overall state good. Hand coloured optical print of the ninth plague of Egypt. The plague of darkness. View of a square in a city with an obelisk in the middle, under a black sky. People try to feel their surroundings and hold their hands towards the sky. The surroundings are coloured in light pastel-like colours, while the clothes of the people are of more vibrant colours. ‘B. F.’ monogram hidden in the picture. On the verso some notes were made about who could be the artist. Johann Georg Bergmüller (1688-1762) is mentioned. Reference no. 61163 (Opt-048) € 217,80

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Isaiah, v. 7: 1. Georg Balthasar Probst, Augsburg ca. 1750-1800 348 x 459 mm (plate: 312 x 429 mm) Etching/engraving/watercolour Phacee et Rafim pugnant contra Iudam; Peka et Rezin combattent contre Juda: Peka e Rezin combattono contro Giuda; Peka und Rezin straiten wider Iuda; Med. Fol. No. 56; Cum Gratia et Privilegio Sac: Caes: Majestatis; Georg Balthasar Probst, excud. A.V. Trimmed to plate mark at the top. Folded and lightly scuffed edges. The plate itself is in good state. The fight between Peka, King of Israel and Resin, king of Syria. As told in verse 7 of Isaiah. A battlefield with horsemen coming from the right and the left. In the distance a camp is set. The landscape is hand coloured in soft, pastel-like colours. The soldiers and cavalry are coloured in more vibrant hues. Reference no. 61171 (Opt-056) â‚Ź 242,00

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Isaiah, v. 37: 36 Georg Balthasar Probst, Augsburg ca. 1750-1800 330 x 421 mm (plate: 314 x 421 mm) Etching/engraving/watercolour Assyrü ab Angelo percussi; Un Ange dé fait les Assyriens; Un Angelo inette gli Assirj in disordine; Ein Engel Schlägt die Assyrer; Med. Fol. No. 56; Cum Gratia et Privilegio Sac: Caes: Majestatis; Georg Balthasar Probst, excud. A.V. Trimmed within plate mark. Some light smudging. Overall good state. Hand coloured optical print of a campsite of the Assyrian army. In the background a city. In the sky an angel breaks through the clouds accompanied by lightning. The soldiers on the ground are struck down and look up in fear. The Bible verse reads: “Then the angel of the LORD went out and struck 185,000 in the camp of the Assyrians; and when men arose early in the morning, behold, all of these were dead”. The colours yellow, red and blue dominate the picture. Reference no. 61169 (Opt-054) € 121,00

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Vue Interieur du Temple de Salomon (mirrored) 1760 260 x 414 mm (plate: 232 x 390 mm) Etching/engraving/watercolour No. 68; A View of the Inside of the Court of the Priests in Salomons Temple with the […]; Vue de la partie […]; Publish according to […] of Parliament 1760. Water damage on bottom and left margin. The print itself is in good state. Hand coloured view of the inside of the ‘court of the priests’ in Salomons’ temple, showing the procedure of preparing and offering the sacrifices according to the Vision of the Prophet Ezekiel. Coloured in pink and blue. This optical print is more oblong than normal. Reference no. 61173 (Opt-058) € 121,00

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The prodigal son returns to his father asking for forgiveness ca. 1750-1800 380 x 510 mm (plate: 318 x 430 mm) Etching/engraving/watercolour Filius deperditus rovertitur ad patrem petens veniam; El hijo prodigo volve a su padre pidiendo perdon; O. 5. Torn edges. Coffee mug stain in the upper right corner. Overall state good. Hand coloured optical view on a lively city. On the patio in the foreground a child in poor clothes comes home to his wealthy father, asking him for forgiveness (Luke 15:11-32). The surroundings are coloured in light pastel-like hues, while the clothes of the people are of more vibrant colours. Reference no. 61177 (Opt-062) â‚Ź 133,10

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L’Enfant prodigue porcher Georg Balthasar Probst, Augsbourg ca. 1750-1800 338 x 468 mm (plate: 320 x 435 mm) Etching/engraving/watercolour Filius deperditus Subulcus; L’enfant prodigue porcher; Il figliuolo prodigo Porcaro; Der verlohrne Sohn ein Schweinhirt; Med. Fol. No. 29; Georg Balthasar Probst, excud. A.V. Large damp stain on margin above, hardly visible on the plate. Small tear on bottom margin. Fair/good state. A hand coloured optical print of a landscape with the parable of the prodigal son. In front of the Mediterranean landscape the prodigal son sits on a rock among a group of boars he is guarding. On the right a fancifully dressed figure greeting the young man sitting in the center. Hand coloured in earthy colours. Red, green and yellow stand out as the most dominating colours. Reference no. 61250 (Opt-136) € 108,90

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Filius deperditus cum patre bona dividens ca. 1750-1800 368 x 492 mm (plate: 320 x 425 mm) Etching/engraving/watercolour Filius deperditus cum patre bona dividens; El hijo prodigo repartee los bienes con el padre Small hole on the bottom margin and a black dot in the upper margin. In good state. Hand coloured optical print the parable of the prodigal son. In this scene the legacy of the father is distributed amongst the brothers. In a baroque styled parlour, fancifully characters are moving around items. The print is coloured in predominant bright green, blue, pink and yellow colours. Reference no. 61251 (Opt-137) â‚Ź 133,10

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Filius deperditus inter scorta ca. 1750-1800 360 x 493 mm (plate: 320 x 430 mm) Etching/engraving/watercolour Filius deperditus inter scorta; El hijo prodigo bive luxuriosamente; 06 Green spots on the left margin. Small hole on the upper margin. In good state. Hand coloured optical print with the parable of the prodigal son. The prodigal son is using all his wealth to live in luxury. In a baroque styled parlour fancifully dressed people are dining, while other dance in the back. The print is coloured in predominant bright green, blue, pink and yellow colours. Reference no. 61252 (Opt-138) â‚Ź 133,10

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Resurrectio Christi Martin Engelbrecht (1684-1756), Augsbourg ca. 1720-1750 240 x 385 mm (plate: 210 x 305 mm) Etching/engraving/watercolour N. LIV; 225; Post mortis poenam, qua nos d’morte […]; Resurrectio Christi, Matth. XXVIII. V. 1-4, Christi Aufferstehung, Math. XXVIII. V. 1-4.; Nach dem durch Creuk […]; C. Priv. S. C. Maj; Mart. Engelbrecht excud. A.V. Bottom left piece of the text is slightly blurred. In good state. Hand coloured religious plate, with the resurrection of Christ. In the center of the plate Christ rises from his grave on a dark cloud. In the front several soldiers scream in agony, while others appear to be asleep. The print is hand coloured in deep and vibrant colours. Deviating size. Reference no. 61248 (Opt-134) € 108,90

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The Easter meal Martin Engelbrecht (1684-1756), Augsbourg ca. 1720-1750 242 x 367 mm (plate: 210 x 307 mm) Etching/engraving/watercolour 296. Paschalem comedens, ut jussus, Israel agnum […]; Pascha Israëlitarum Exod, XIII. V. 46.; Das Israelitische Offerlamm II. B. Mose. XIII. V. 46; […]; C.P.S.C. Maj (Privilegio); Mart. Engelbrecht excud. A.V. Damaged margins. The plate itself is in good condition. Hand coloured print of the Easter diner. A group of Israelites gather around a table on which is prepared the Easter lamb. In the distance the outlines of a city are visible. Unusual size for an optical print. Reference no. 61179 (Opt-064) € 108,90

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Le Soleil, premiere Planéte, et son influxion (mirrored) Georg Balthasar Probst, Augsburg ca. 1750-1800 327 x 427 mm Engraving, watercolour 221. Sol, planetarum primus, ejusque influential; Le Soleil, premiere Planéte, et son influxion; Il Sole, primo Pianeta, e’l suo influsso; Die Sonne, Erste Planet, und dessen Einfluss; Med. Fol. No. 55; Cum Gratia et Privilegio Sac; Caes: Majestatis; Georg Balthasar Probst, excud. A.V. A few brown rust spots in the top center of the print. Three small holes in the right margin. Overall state is good. The Sun, the first planet of influence. In the top center Apollo (in this print a personification of the Sun) is sitting on the clouds with his lyre and bow in his hands, surrounded by three zodiacal signs. Beneath Apollo rulers and saints in the lead. Beautifully coloured. On the bottom margin a Handwritten note in pencil. Reference no. 61180 (Opt-065) € 181,50

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Le Iuppiter cinqutiéme Planéte et Son in influxion (mirrored) Georg Balthasar Probst, Augsburg ca. 1750-1800 346 x 424 mm (plate: 327 x 417 mm) Etching/engraving/watercolour Iupiter, planetarum quintus, ejusque influentia; Le Iuppiter cinqutiéme Planéte et Son in influxion; Il Giove, Quinto Pianeta, e’l fuo influso; (4?) Der Iupiter, Fünffte Planet und dessen Einfluss; Med Fol. No. 55.; Cum Gratia et Privilegio Sac: Caes: Majestatis; Georg Balthasar Probst, excud. A.V. Scuffed and slightly torn edges. Very light damp stain on the bottom. Jupiter, the fifth planet of influence. In the top center Jupiter sits on the clouds with lightning bolts in his hands, surrounded by four zodiacal signs. Beneath Jupiter a church with an allegorical scene with musical instruments lying on the ground. Beautifully coloured. Reference no. 61168 (Opt-053) € 181,50

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La Venus, sixiéme Planete, et son influxion (mirrored) Georg Balthasar Probst, Augsburg ca. 1750-1800 379 x 482 mm (plate: 324 x 430 mm) Engraving, watercolour 226. Venus, Sexta inter planetas, ejusque influential; La Venus, sixiéme Planete, et son influxion; La Venere, sesto Pianeta, e’l suo inFlusso; Die Venus, Sechste Planet, und dessen Einfluss; Med. Fol. No. 55; Cum Gratia et Privilegio Sac; Caes: Majestatis; Georg Balthasar Probst, excud. A.V. Folded margin on the left. Scuffed edges and small stain on the lower margin. Plate itself is in good state. Venus, the sixth planet of influence. In the top center Venus (in this print a personification of the planet Venus) is sitting on the clouds with cupid by her side, surrounded by four zodiacal signs. In the garden beneath Venus a scene with courtly couples and love symbolism in the lead. Beautifully coloured. The fold in the left margin seems to be repaired with tape. Reference no. 61181 (Opt-066) € 181,50

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La Venus, sixiĂŠme Planete, et son influxion Georg Balthasar Probst, Augsburg ca. 1750-1800 277 x 436 mm Engraving, watercolour (on the verso) Venus, de Godin der liefde met haar zoon Cupido The plate is slightly browned. Small damp stain on the left edge. Usage wear on the edges. Overall state good for an illuminated print. Illuminated print with Venus, the sixth planet of influence. In the top center Venus (in this print a personification of the planet Venus) is sitting on the clouds with cupid by her side, surrounded by four zodiacal signs. In the garden beneath Venus a scene with courtly couples and love symbolism in the lead. Beautifully coloured. The outlines and light sources of the buildings/halos are perforated (dots and figures). On the verso of the print the holes are covered with translucent paper. Some of the holes are coated with green and yellow paint. This gives the illusion of coloured lights when the print is held in front of a light source. Dutch title Pasted on the verso. Reference no. 61182 (Opt-067) â‚Ź 181,50

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Romulus on his throne (Probably: Georg Balthasar Probst, Augsburg) ca. 1750-1800 275 x 434 mm Engraving, watercolour (on the verso) Romulus in zijn Koninklijke pracht The plate is slightly browned. Overall state good for an illuminated print. An illuminated optical print of Romulus (according to the note on the verso) on his throne. Romulus sits in the center of a highly decorated room. Soldiers are standing on both sides. It looks as if Romulus is settling a dispute between two parties. Beautifully coloured. The outlines and light sources of the buildings and windows are perforated (dots and figures). On the verso of the print the holes are covered with translucent paper. Some of the holes are coated with green, red and yellow paint. This gives the illusion of coloured lights when the print is held in front of a light source. On the verso pencil markings and the number 31 in Roman letters: “XXXIâ€?. Reference no. 61183 (Opt-068) â‚Ź 121,00

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Exercices cavaleresques olimpiques (mirrored) Georg Balthasar Probst, Augsburg ca. 1750-1800 368 x 505 mm (plate: 315 x 420 mm) Etching/engraving/watercolour 207. Certamen Olympiacum; Exercices cavaleresques olimpiques; EsercizĂź Cavalareschi Olimpici: Olimpische Ritter=Gefecht; Med. Fol. No. 51; Cum Gratia et Privilegio Sac: Caes: Majestatis; Georg Balthasar Probst, excud. A.V. Damp stain on the right margin and on the bottom left corner. Very small tears on the sides. Overall in good state. A hand coloured optical print of knightly exercises in a Roman arena. In the background a large statue of Jupiter stands under a dome. The arena balconies are crowded with people. They stand to watch the competitors fight each other (wrestling, sword fighting, and dressage). The surroundings are coloured in light pastel-like tints, while the clothes of the people are of more vibrant colours. Reference no. 61170 (Opt-055) â‚Ź 242,00

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Naval combat Georg Balthasar Probst, Augsburg ca. 1750-1800 310 x 466 mm (plate: 304 x 415 mm) Etching/engraving/watercolour Navalis praelü asspectus; Vuë d’un combat naval; Vedutta d’una Battaglia di mare; Prospect eines See=Treffens; Med. Fol. No. 8; Georg Balthasar Probst, excud. A.V. Severe damage to the top corners. The print itself is in fair state. This hand coloured optical print depicts a naval battle between large 18th century ships. In the center a large ship goes up in flames. The crew members abandon the ship and are saved by the surrounding boats. The surroundings are coloured in light pastel-like colours, while the boats and people are depicted in more vibrant colours. Still looks great in a smaller passe-partout. Reference no. 61178 (Opt-063) € 108,90

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Index The Optical Print Views of Dutch Cities  Amsterdam  Delft  Dordrecht  Goes  Haarlem  Heemstede  Leiden  Middelburg  Rotterdam  The Hague  Utrecht  A Dutch City European Cities and Landscapes  Beaucaire  Dresden  Dunkirk  Frankfurt  Hamburg  Leipzig  London  Madrid  Mahon  Marly  Marseille  Naples  Nuremberg  Paris  Potsdam  Rochefort  Rome  Venice  Vienna World Cities & Landscapes  Boston  Istanbul

p. I pp. 1-7 pp. 8-16 pp. 17-19 p. 20 pp. 21-29 pp. 30-31 p. 32 pp. 33-35 pp. 36-42 pp. 43-53 pp. 54-55 p. 56 p. 59 p. 60 p. 61 pp. 62-63 p. 64 p. 66 pp. 68-80 p. 82 pp. 84-85 p. 87 p. 88 p. 89 p. 90 pp. 92-117 p. 119 p. 121 pp. 122-127 pp. 128-130 pp. 131-136 p. 140 p. 141

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 Jerusalem  Mexico City  Nanking  New York  Palmyra  Peking  St. Petersburg Religious Subjects & Mythology  Genesis, 3  Joseph Shows Kindness to His Brothers  Moses and the brass snake  La Premiere Plaïe en Egypte  La Seconde Plaïe en Egypte  La troisieme Plaïe en Egypte des Poux  La IVme Plaïe d’Egypte  La Sixieme Plai en Egypte  Septieme Plaïe d’Egypte  La neuvieme Plaïe d’Egypte  Isaiah, v. 7: 1.  Isaiah, v. 37: 36  Vue Interieur du Temple de Salomon  The prodigal son returns to his father …  L’Enfant prodigue porcher  Filius deperditus cum patre bona dividens  Filius deperditus inter scorta  Resurrectio Christi  The Easter meal  Le Soleil  Le Iuppiter  La Venus  Romulus on his throne  Exercices cavaleresques olimpiques  Naval combat

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