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Vue de la Ville du Mexique prise du coté du Lac

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A delightful, if somewhat fantastical, "vue d'optique" of Mexico City "taken from the lakeside," with barges and chinampas (floating gardens) on the lake. 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. A beautifully colored and preserved exemplar.
Item Number: RS2370
Cartographer: Chereau
Place & Date: Paris / 1760
Size: 15" x 10"
Condition: original color; light overall age toning
Price: SOLD