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Vue de la ville de Havanne en Amerique


A delightful "vue d'optique" copy of Montanus' magnificent print of Havana harbor, with a magnificent galleon in the foreground and a chain shutting off the harbor. 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: rs1772
Cartographer: Daumont
Place & Date: Paris / 1750?
Size: 14 3/8" x 10 1/2"
Condition: overall staining, some wrinkling and folds, and several repaired worm holes
Price: $485.00