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The Conquering British in New York

New York City/ Revolutionary War. HABERMANN, F.X. [Augsburg, c. 1777]
L’Entre Triumphale De Troupes Royales A Nouvelle Yorck. 11 1/4 x 15 3/4 inches
Original color; minor mend on bottom margin, else excellent condition.

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Habermann’s fictitious depiction of British troops marching in triumph through New York City in 1776. The second title below the view in German suggests it may have been issued for propaganda purposes in Germany, which had sent many troops to fight on the side of the British in America. This print is a vue du optique, a precursor to 3-D. Prints of this kind were designed to be viewed through a mirrored optical device, which would create a 3-D image.

Cresswell 267.

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