(After Van de Veldt)

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(After Van de Veldt)
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(After Van de Veldt)
(A Sea Battle)
London, ca. 1760
Copper engraving
Original hand colouring
260 x 390 mm
Trimmed close to image, no title
£150
These very brightly coloured 'perspective views' were printed for both decorative and educational use. They were intended to be viewed through a device known alternatively as an 'optical diagonal machine' or 'zograscope', which produced a reversed and magnified image with a crude 3D effect