North Prospect of St. Peter’s Westminster

by J. Cole

Beautiful large view


Date of this view: 1756

Dimensions (not including margins): 32,5 (including text) x 44,5 cm

Dimensions (including margins): 38,7 x 47 cm

Condition: excellent. Sharp copper engraving printed on strong paper. Original colouring. Wide margins. Wide margins.

Condition rating: A+

Verso: blank

From: History of London by Maitland


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British Isles
Optica prints
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Optica of Westminster Abbey

In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries there were many popular specialty establishments in Paris, Augsburg and London which produced optical viewing devices and special engravings to be viewed through them. In the 18th century the optical print or vue optique came into existence, whose exaggerated converging lines were intended to produce the optical illusion of deep recession. The viewing devices for which these perspective prints were produced consisted of a lens and a mirror, this requiring the use of reversed or mirror-image pictures.

The Church of St. Peter is the traditional site of coronation and burial of the English monarchs.



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