A good Zograscope, probably German, dating from the late 18th or early 19th century.
In good condition with original lens and mirror, the later is missing a corner; it could easily be replaced once one has tracked down an old mirror from the market.
The Zograscope enhances the perception of depth of specially printed images known as Vue d'optique (perspective views), the were a very popular form of entertainment throughout Europe during the late 18th century.
55 cm or 21 1/2" tall, note that the height of the lens can be adjusted if necessary up to about 61 cm or 24" for more comfortable viewing.


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