Vue d’optique of Salem

Balthasar Friedrich Leizelt, German, 1727 - 1802



Hand colored engraving

Edition of 120

Overall: 11 15/16 × 16 in. (30.4 × 40.6 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Judith D. and Charles H. Hood, Class of 1951



Place Made: Germany, Europe



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Printed, below image, right: Gravé par Bath Frederic Leizelt; printed along lower edge of margin, center: Se vend á Augsbourg au Negoce cómun de l’Academie Imperiale d’Empire des Arts libereaux avec Privilege de Sa Majesté Imperiale et avec Defense d’en faire ni de vendre les Copies.; printed in left column of margin: Salem / Eine Stadt un Engelländischen America, in der Grafschafft Essex, / welche von don Engelländern 1629. Er bauet worden und 2 Häfen / hat, einen für den Sommer, undeinen für den Winter.; printed in right column of margin: Salem. / Une Ville de l’Amerique Angloise dans le Comté d’Essex, elle / fut bâttie par les Anglois en 1629. et a deaux Ports, l’un pour l’Eté et lautre pour l’Hyver.


Collected by Judith D. and Charles H. Hood (1929-2016), Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts, date unknown; given to present collection, 2017.

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