Prospect des Rathhauses in Batavia (..) – Habermann (1770)



Description: Antique optical print titled ‘Prospect des Rathhauses in Batavia (..)’. View of the town hall of Batavia, Indonesia. This is an optical print, also called ‘vue optique’ or ‘vue d’optique’, which were made to be viewed through a Zograscope, or other devices of convex lens and mirrors, all of which produced an optical illusion of depth.

Artists and Engravers: Francois Xavier Habermann (1721-1796), German engraver. Published at: Negoce comun de l’Academie Imperiale d’Empire des Arts libereaux.

  • Date: 1770
  • Overall size: 41 x 32.5 cm.
  • Image size: 39.5 x 24 cm.
  • Condition: General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Small hole in print. Please study image carefully.