Portsmouth England birds-eye view c. 1750-70 rare print vue d'optique tall shipsBrian DiMambro- Antique & Vintage Maps, Prints, Books & Gold Coins
Le Port de Porsmouth Ville d'Angleterre.
Vue Perspective du Port de Porsmouth, Ville d'Angleterre, dans la Hampshire dans l'Isle de Portsey.
(Portsmouth, England view).
Issued c. 1760-70, Paris. Engraved by Hunquier fils.
Scarce mid-18th century copper engraved birds-eye view print. With original hand color.
Almost folk-art in appearance.
Depicts Portsmouth with people and horses in the foreground and fortifications and ships in the background.
Image displays typical signs of handling and time (given these views were intended to be handled, this is normal), blank margins trimmed down as seen, but still displays a fine patina and visual appeal. The video captures the appearance and any repairs done on the back.
Affixed long ago to thicker cardboard backing sheet, item must be shipped flat and will weight 2-3 pounds due to cardboard protection required.
Sheet measures c. 11 5/8"H x 15 3/4"W.
Printed area measures c. 10 1/8"H x 15 3/4"W.