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- Paris - Collection of the Optical Views

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Collection of antique optical views from the XVIIIth and early XIXth Century

A unique collection of more than 1000 antique optical views. Now available online.

XVIIIth Century
Optical view of the Temple of Bel at Palmyra (Syria)

Jacques Chéreau [c. 1790]
Inventory N° : FR-03000

XVIIIth century optical view in original watercolors. Original copper plate engraving on laid paper with watermark heightened with watercolor at that time. Published by Jacques Chéreau in Paris circa 1790

XVIIIth Century
Optical view of the Storming and Sacking of Bergen op Zoom in 1747 (Holland)

Unknown publisher [c. 1750]
Inventory N° : FR-03001

XVIIIth century optical view in original watercolors. Original copper plate engraving on laid paper with watermark heightened with watercolor at that time. Circa 1750

XVIIIth Century
Optical view of the Temple at Baalbek (Lebanon)

Jacques Chereau [c. 1780]
Inventory N° : FR-03002

XVIIIth century optical view in original watercolors. Original copper plate engraving on laid paper heightened with watercolor at that time. Published by Jacques Chereau in Paris circa 1780

XVIIIth Century
Optical view of the Shops in the Port of Morocco located in Barbary - Essaouira (Morocco)

Jacques Chéreau [c. 1790]
Inventory N° : FR-03003

XVIIIth century optical view in original watercolors. Original copper plate engraving on laid paper heightened with watercolor at that time. Published by Jacques Chéreau in Paris circa 1790

XVIIIth Century
Optical view of the Temple of Bel at Palmyra (Syria)

Georg Balthasar Probst [c. 1760]
Inventory N° : FR-03004

XVIIIth century optical view in original watercolors. Original copper plate engraving on laid paper heightened with watercolor at that time. Published by Georg Balthasar Probst in Augsburg circa 1760

XVIIIth Century
Optical view of Constantinople - Byzantium - Istanbul (Turkey)

Louis-Joseph Mondhare [c. 1770]
Inventory N° : FR-03005

XVIIIth century optical view in original watercolors. Original copper plate engraving on laid paper with watermark heightened with watercolor at that time. Published by Louis-Joseph Mondhare in Paris circa 1770

XVIIIth Century
Optical view of the Portico of the Great Temple at Baalbek - Pl.5 (Lebanon)

Robert Sayer [c. 1760]
Inventory N° : FR-03006

XVIIIth century optical view in original watercolors. Original copper plate engraving on laid paper with watermark heightened with watercolor at that time engraved by Peter Paul Benazech. Published by Robert Sayer in London circa 1760

XVIIIth Century
Optical view of the Ruins of the Great Temple at Baalbek - Pl.4 (Lebanon)

Robert Sayer [c. 1760]
Inventory N° : FR-03007

XVIIIth century optical view in original watercolors. Original copper plate engraving on laid paper with watermark heightened with watercolor at that time engraved by Peter Paul Benazech. Published by Robert Sayer in London circa 1760

XVIIIth Century
Optical view of Hellespont in Constantinople - Istanbul (Turkey)

Jacques-Gabriel Huquier [c. 1760]
Inventory N° : FR-03008

XVIIIth century optical view in original watercolors. Original copper plate engraving on laid paper heightened with watercolor at that time. Published by Jacques-Gabriel Huquier in Paris circa 1760

XVIIIth Century
Optical view of the Orangery in Constantinople - Istanbul (Turkey)

Unknown publisher [c. 1760]
Inventory N° : FR-03009

XVIIIth century optical view in original watercolors. Original copper plate engraving on laid paper heightened with watercolor at that time. Circa 1760

XVIIIth Century
Optical view of Naples (Italy)

Académie Impériale d'Augsbourg [c. 1750]
Inventory N° : FR-03010

XVIIIth century optical view in original watercolors. Original copper plate engraving on laid paper heightened with watercolor at that time engraved by François Xavier Habermann after Quilielm Baur. Published by Académie Impériale d'Augsbourg in Augsburg circa 1750

XIXth Century
Optical view of Ancient Babylon (Iraq)

Hocquart [c. 1830]
Inventory N° : FR-03011

Early XIXth century optical view in original watercolors. Original strong water etching on laid paper with watermark heightened with watercolor at that time. Published by Hocquart in Paris circa 1830

XVIIIth Century
Optical view of Alexander the Great's Palace (Egypt)

Louis-Joseph Mondhare [c. 1762]
Inventory N° : FR-03012

XVIIIth century optical view in original watercolors. Original copper plate engraving on laid paper heightened with watercolor at that time, drawn by L. Mt. Vanier and engraved by L. Mt. Vanier. Published by Louis-Joseph Mondhare in Paris circa 1762

XIXth Century
Optical view of Tophane Barracks in the Port of Constantinople (Turkey)

Basset [c. 1820]
Inventory N° : FR-03013

Early XIXth century optical view in original watercolors. Original copper plate engraving on laid paper heightened with watercolor at that time. Published by Basset in Paris circa 1820

XIXth Century
Optical view of Cairo - Mosque al-Ghawri - Fountain of the Lovers (Egypt)

Basset [c. 1820]
Inventory N° : FR-03014

Early XIXth century optical view in original watercolors. Original copper plate engraving on laid paper heightened with watercolor at that time. Published by Basset in Paris circa 1820

XVIIIth Century
Optical view of Palmyra (Syria)

Unknown publisher [c. 1760]
Inventory N° : FR-03015

XVIIIth century optical view in original watercolors. Original copper plate engraving on laid paper with watermark heightened with watercolor at that time. Circa 1760

XVIIIth Century
Optical view of the Temple of Kekia (China)

Basset [c. 1770]
Inventory N° : FR-03016

XVIIIth century optical view in original watercolors. Original copper plate engraving on laid paper with watermark heightened with watercolor at that time. Published by Basset in Paris circa 1770

XVIIIth Century
Optical view of the Cochinchina (Vietnam)

Jacques Chéreau [c. 1760]
Inventory N° : FR-03017

XVIIIth century optical view in original watercolors. Original copper plate engraving on laid paper heightened with watercolor at that time. Published by Jacques Chéreau in Paris circa 1760

XIXth Century
Optical view of Guangzhou - Canton (China)

Hocquart [c. 1820]
Inventory N° : FR-03018

Early XIXth century optical view in original watercolors. Original copper plate engraving on laid paper with watermark heightened with watercolor at that time. Published by Hocquart in Paris circa 1820

XVIIIth Century
Optical view of the Bridge and the Port of Beijing (China)

Jacques Chéreau [c. 1760]
Inventory N° : FR-03019

XVIIIth century optical view in original watercolors. Original copper plate engraving on laid paper heightened with watercolor at that time. Published by Jacques Chéreau in Paris circa 1760

XVIIIth Century
Optical view of a Triumphal Arch in Guangzhou - Canton (China)

Jacques Chéreau [c. 1760]
Inventory N° : FR-03020

XVIIIth century optical view in original watercolors. Original copper plate engraving on laid paper with watermark heightened with watercolor at that time. Published by Jacques Chéreau in Paris circa 1760

XVIIIth Century
Optical view of Nanjing (China)

Basset [c. 1770]
Inventory N° : FR-03021

XVIIIth century optical view in original watercolors. Original copper plate engraving on laid paper with watermark heightened with watercolor at that time. Published by Basset in Paris circa 1770

XIXth Century
Optical view of the Ancestral Temple - Kia-Cheu (China)

Hocquart [c. 1830]
Inventory N° : FR-03022

Early XIXth century optical view in original watercolors. Original strong water etching on laid paper heightened with watercolor at that time. Published by Hocquart in Paris circa 1830

XVIIIth Century
Optical view of the Temple of the Snake in Juida (China)

Unknown publisher [c. 1760]
Inventory N° : FR-03023

XVIIIth century optical view in original watercolors. Original copper plate engraving on laid paper with watermark heightened with watercolor at that time. Published in Paris circa 1760

XVIIIth Century
Optical view of the Mosque Hagia Sophia in Constantinople (Turkey)

Jean-François Daumont [c. 1770]
Inventory N° : FR-03024

XVIIIth century optical view in original watercolors. Original copper plate engraving on laid paper with watermark heightened with watercolor at that time. Published by Jean-François Daumont in Paris circa 1770

XIXth Century
Optical view of the St Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh (Scotland)

Basset [c. 1830]
Inventory N° : FR-03025

Early XIXth century optical view in original watercolors. Original strong water etching on laid paper heightened with watercolor at that time. Published by Basset in Paris circa 1830

XIXth Century
Optical view of the St George's Church in Edinburgh (Scotland)

Basset [c. 1820]
Inventory N° : FR-03026

Early XIXth century optical view in original watercolors. Original copper plate engraving on laid paper with watermark heightened with watercolor at that time. Published by Basset in Paris circa 1820

XVIIIth Century
Optical view of a Lake near Nanjing (China)

Jean-François Daumont [c. 1760]
Inventory N° : FR-03027

XVIIIth century optical view in original watercolors. Original copper plate engraving on laid paper heightened with watercolor at that time. Published by Jean-François Daumont in Paris circa 1760

XIXth Century
Optical view of Grassmarket in Edinburgh (Scotland)

Basset [c. 1820]
Inventory N° : FR-03028

Early XIXth century optical view in original watercolors. Original copper plate engraving on laid paper heightened with watercolor at that time. Published by Basset in Paris circa 1820

XIXth Century
Optical view of the St Cuthbert's Church in Edinburgh (Scotland)

Basset [c. 1830]
Inventory N° : FR-03029

Early XIXth century optical view in original watercolors. Original strong water etching heightened with watercolor at that time. Published by Basset in Paris circa 1830

XIXth Century
Optical view of Edinburgh Castle (Scotland)

Basset [c. 1820]
Inventory N° : FR-03030

Early XIXth century optical view in original watercolors. Original copper plate engraving on laid paper heightened with watercolor at that time. Published by Basset in Paris circa 1820

XIXth Century
Optical view of Edinburgh Castle and High Street (Scotland)

Basset [c. 1830]
Inventory N° : FR-03031

Early XIXth century optical view in original watercolors. Original strong water etching on laid paper heightened with watercolor at that time. Published by Basset in Paris circa 1830

XIXth Century
Optical view of the University of Edinburgh (Scotland)

Basset & Debour et Gangel [c. 1840]
Inventory N° : FR-03032

Early XIXth century optical view in original watercolors. Original strong water etching heightened with watercolor at that time. Published by Basset & Debour et Gangel in Paris circa 1840

XIXth Century
Optical view of Edinburgh - St George's Church (Scotland)

Basset [c. 1820]
Inventory N° : FR-03033

Early XIXth century optical view in original watercolors. Original copper plate engraving on laid paper heightened with watercolor at that time. Published by Basset in Paris circa 1820

XVIIIth Century
Optical view of Siam - Chinese Vessels (Thailand)
SOLD
XVIIIth Century
Optical view of the Ruins of the Great Temple in Palmyra (Syria)

Georg Balthasar Probst [c. 1760]
Inventory N° : FR-03035

XVIIIth century optical view in original watercolors. Original copper plate engraving on laid paper heightened with watercolor at that time engraved by Johann Jakob Stelzer. Published by Georg Balthasar Probst in Augsburg circa 1760

XVIIIth Century
Optical view of Westminster Abbey in London (England)

Unknown publisher [c. 1753]
Inventory N° : FR-03036

XVIIIth century optical view in original watercolors. Original copper plate engraving on laid paper with watermark heightened with watercolor at that time. Published in London circa 1753

XVIIIth Century
Optical view of Oxford City Hall (England)

Jean-François Daumont [c. 1760]
Inventory N° : FR-03037

XVIIIth century optical view in original watercolors. Original copper plate engraving on laid paper with watermark heightened with watercolor at that time. Published by Jean-François Daumont in Paris circa 1760

XVIIIth Century
Optical view of St James's Park in London - Admiralty Extension (England)

Jacques-Gabriel Huquier [c. 1760]
Inventory N° : FR-03038

XVIIIth century optical view in original watercolors. Original copper plate engraving on laid paper with watermark heightened with watercolor at that time. Published by Jacques-Gabriel Huquier in Paris circa 1760

XVIIIth Century
Optical view of the Church St Mary-le-Bow in London - Cheapsise (England)

Unknown publisher [c. 1750]
Inventory N° : FR-03039

XVIIIth century optical view in original watercolors. Original copper plate engraving on laid paper with watermark heightened with watercolor at that time. Circa 1750

XVIIIth Century
Optical view of Canal of St James's Park in London (England)

Basset [c. 1780]
Inventory N° : FR-03040

XVIIIth century optical view in original watercolors. Original copper plate engraving on laid paper with watermark heightened with watercolor at that time. Published by Basset in Paris circa 1780

XVIIIth Century
Optical view of the River Thames in London (England)

Unknown publisher [c. 1770]
Inventory N° : FR-03041

XVIIIth century optical view in original watercolors. Original copper plate engraving on laid paper heightened with watercolor at that time. Circa 1770

XVIIIth Century
Optical view of London - Thames (England)

Unknown publisher [c. 1760]
Inventory N° : FR-03042

XVIIIth century optical view in original watercolors. Original copper plate engraving on laid paper with watermark heightened with watercolor at that time. Published in London circa 1760

XVIIIth Century
Optical view of Greenwich Hospital and the River Thames in London (England)

Jean-François Daumont [c. 1760]
Inventory N° : FR-03043

XVIIIth century optical view in original watercolors. Original copper plate engraving on laid paper with watermark heightened with watercolor at that time. Published by Jean-François Daumont in Paris circa 1760

XIXth Century
Optical view of the Nelson Monument in Edinburgh (Scotland)

Basset [c. 1820]
Inventory N° : FR-03044

Early XIXth century optical view in original watercolors. Original copper plate engraving on laid paper heightened with watercolor at that time. Published by Basset in Paris circa 1820

XIXth Century
Optical view of the Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh (Scotland)

Basset [c. 1830]
Inventory N° : FR-03045

Early XIXth century optical view in original watercolors. Original strong water etching heightened with watercolor at that time. Published by Basset in Paris circa 1830

XVIIIth Century
Optical view of Mansion House in London (England )

Unknown publisher [c. 1751]
Inventory N° : FR-03046

XVIIIth century optical view in original watercolors. Original copper plate engraving on laid paper with watermark heightened with watercolor at that time. Published in London circa 1751

XIXth Century
Optical view of the Coasts of Scotland

Hocquart [c. 1830]
Inventory N° : FR-03047

Early XIXth century optical view in original watercolors. Original strong water etching heightened with watercolor at that time, drawn by Sarasin and engraved by Lachaussée. Published by Hocquart in Paris circa 1830