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Number: 2151
Continent: Africa
Region: South
Place Names: Cape Town, South Africa
Year of Origin: 1750 (estimated)
Title: Le Cap De Bonne Esperance
Language: French
Publish Origin: Paris
Height: 23.0
Width: 39.4
Units: centimeters
Size Class.: Medium
Color Type: Full Color
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Publisher: Jacques-Gabriel Huquier
Other Contributors: Daumont
Northernmost Latitude: -33.9
Southernmost Latitude: -34.0
Westernmost Longitude: 18.3
Easternmost Longitude: 18.5
Measurement Notes: modern Greenwich coordinates
Notes: Althea; In the 18th and 19th centuries a device with a lens and mirror called the zograscope was used to give an illusion of depth to hand colored engravings called vue d?optique prints. The zograscope is placed over a hand colored print so that the print is reflected in the mirror held at an angle. The spectator looks into the magnifying lens on the front of the instrument to view the reflection. The lens and mirror impart a quality of depth to the reverse flat print. These instruments were popular parlor amusements in the 18th and early 19th centuries.
Last updated: Jul 21, 2020