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VUES D’OPTIQUE AND VIEWER.

VUES D’OPTIQUE AND VIEWER.

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VUES D’OPTIQUE AND VIEWER.

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About This Item

A three sided folding card viewer, the sides covered with black paper, with a 90 mm diameter lens, cloth hinges repaired; and eight views (listed below), each 360 × 260mm; in a custom-made cloth box.


A fine example of an early nineteenth century Vue d'Optique.

The views included include: [1] Ruines d'un monastery, [2] Vue de Genève, [3] Vue de Benares, [4] Quai Ste. Lucie - Naples, [5] Grotte d'Antiparos - Grèce, [6] Scène dans la mer glaciale, [7] Vue de Venise, and [8] Temple d'Apollinnopolis - Egypte. The scene depicting the 'glaciale' is signed B. Couvert, unfortunately we have not been able to identify the artist.

The Vues d'Optique is a viewing apparatus whose main components are a large, double convex lens. When the spectator looks at perspective views through the lens of the viewing machine, an illusion of recession is produced. The illusion of distance is created when the convex lens, is held just in front of the eyes, the spectator looking at the perspective view through its two edges which function like two prisms. Light rays that are thrown through the translucent print are refracted in such a way that they enter the eyes in a parallel direction. The brain interprets the incoming parallel images as a single image seen from a great distance. The important function of the lens in the optical machine is not its magnification but its creation of an illusion of depth in binocular vision.

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Seller
Pickering & Chatto, Antiquarian Booksellers GB (GB)
Seller's Inventory #
3220202
Title
VUES D’OPTIQUE AND VIEWER.
Author
[OPTICAL TOY]
Book Condition
Used
Quantity Available
1
Place of Publication
[Paris?]
Date Published
[c. 1850]
Weight
0.00 lbs
Bookseller catalogs
Fun & Games; Pot Pourri;

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About the Seller

Pickering & Chatto, Antiquarian Booksellers

Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Biblio member since 2021
Croydon, Surrey

About Pickering & Chatto, Antiquarian Booksellers

Pickering & Chatto has been dealing in rare books for the best part of two centuries. Since 2014 we have been based in the vestry of St. Clement's Church in the City of London, and have a stock of some 2000+ books, principally in the fields of literature, philosophy, social sciences, science and medicine, law and women's studies, from the fifteenth to the first decades of the twentieth century.Due to ongoing Covid-19 restrictions our offices are at present closed. We are, however, always happy to receive any inquiries by email.

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