French »Polyorama Panoptique«, c. 1850
For viewing tinted paper day/night metamorphic slides 4 x 6 in., with simple lens, black fabric bellows, papercovered body
with hinged lid for creating effects, width 6 ¼ in. (16 cm). With 4 night-and-day views: "London and the Tunnel" and "The Castle at Versailles", "Fernambuco" and "Hofplatz in Rio de Janeiro".
An early optical toy in overall good condition.
Estimate: € 400/600
US$ 500/750
Reserve: € 280/US$ 350
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