Principe de l'Anamorphose

Hans Vredeman de Vries

Engraving

The Netherlands

1604

Image: 3" x 12", plate 7" x 12"

 

0026


Format et Illustrat

Hans Troschel (1585-1628)

Engraving

Germany

c. 1625

9 3/8" x 13 1/2"

 

Satyrs admiring the anamorphic image of an elephant.

 

0024



La Perspective Curieuse

Anonymous

Engraving

France

1638

13 1/2" x 9"

 

A page from  Jean Francois Niceron's La Perspective Curieuse(B101). The image shows two types of anamorphic viewing devices: catropic and dioptric mirrors.

 

0021


Anonymous

Engraving

France

1652

9" x 14"

 

A page from  Jean Francois Niceron's La Perspective Curieuse(B102).

 

1374


Anonymous

Engraving

Germany

1677

7 1/2" x 6"

 

A page from Magia Universalis Naturae Et Artis(B258), by Gaspar Schott.

 

0025


L'optique

Michael Dossier(1684-1750)

Engraving

France

c. 1725

9 1/2" x 12"

 

Engraving, aftere a painting by Allou, shows a woman constructing an anomorphic drawing.

 

0023



Anamorphosis Perspective Box

Anonymous

Letterpress and woodcut

Italy

1743

9 3/4" x 14 1/8"

 

Page from Vignola, Le dve Regole della Prospettiva Practica(B100), ed. Egnazio Danti. Published by Camerale in Rome. First published in 1611.

 

0022

 


Anonymous

Engraving

France

1753

9" x 7 1/4"

 

A page from Alexandre Saverien's  Dictionnaire Universel De Mathematique et De Physique(B187).

 

1380


Perspective

Gussieo

Continental

c. 1800

15 1/2" x 10"

 

Plate II from a folio showing the drawing of an anamorphic image of a woman and a Dioptric paradox viewer.

 

4281

 

 


Anamorphosis

Engraving

Great Britain

c. 1812

10 1/2" x 8"

 

4664



D. Sluyter

Hand colored wood engraving

The Netherlands

1834

13 1/4" x 11 1/4"

 

A fold out page from the book De Mimetsbron. Tijdschrift Voor Jongekingen(B544) illustrating a picture of a man on a grid in preparation for making an anamorphic image, the anamorphic image and finally the image restored to normal when seen in a mirror.

 

4107


Lithograph

Netherlands

c. 1870

5 3/4" x 8"

 

A page from the book "De Spring in T Veld" (B550) showing how to construct an anamorphoses and a viewer to look at an optical anamorphic image.

 

4151




A Caligraphic Mystery

Anonymous

Wood engraving

Great Britain

c. 1880

2 1/2" x 4"

 

An advertising card for Stereoscopic Co. Two hidden texts only emerge when the card is leaned and viewed as an optical anamorphoses.

 

4146



Casse-Tete Chinois

Anonymous

Line block

France

c. 1890

5 1/2" x 11"

 

When the print is tilted the following curious sentence can be seen: Nous Sommes Flambes (We burn).

 

3087

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