View of the Parel Bastion (Pearl Bastion) of Castle Batavia, present day Jakarta, Indonesia. Beautiful 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. Published by Francois Xavier Habermann, circa 1770.
Entitled: Prospect von der Bastion Perl langst der Courtine des Castells Batavia / Vue de la Bastion Perl de Batavie
(The image shown of this print is created from separate scans joined together, and might be joined imperfectly at some parts. We are happy to send you photographs if the complete sheet)