6160. Vue perspective de la grande Rue de Nanquin

Objektsbeskrivning
NANKING. "Vue perspective de la grande rue de Nanquin ancienne ville de la Chine". Paris, chez Jacques Chereau, no date (about 1750-60).

Engraved handcoloured "vue d'optique" (plate size about 245x390 mm.). In passepartout.

Löwendahl: China illustrata nova. Supplement, E 29.
Vues d'optique were engravings to be viewed through a convex lens, such that the viewer saw a reversed and seemingly three-dimensional scene.
Jacques Chéreau (1688-1776) was a printmaker and publisher of optical prints at the rue St. Jacques in paris. After his death the business was continued by his grandson, Jacques-François Chéreau (1742-1794).

From the library of Swedish antiquarian bookdealer Björn Löwendahl (1941-2013).