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Vue de la ville de Havanne en Amerique

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A delightful "vue d'optique" copy of Montanus' magnificent print of Havana harbor (G105). The very popular, but naively colored vues d'optiques were meant to be viewed in a special mirrored view box with a light source behind the print. The author of this particular print had a shaky command of English, as his translation of the French title indicates: "A View General of the City de Havanne of Amerique."
Item Number: G104
Cartographer: Daumont
Place & Date: Paris / 1750?
Size: 14 3/8" x 10 1/2"
Condition: wash color; overall age toning and minor spotting
Price: SOLD