Kircher

Anonymous

Engraving

Italy

1671

19" x 15"

 

Double spread from Anthanasius Kircher's Ars Magna Lucis et Umbrae...2d ed.(The Great Art of Light and Shadow). (B112) Amsterdam:Published by Apud Joannem Janssonium a Waesberg & hareredes Elizaei Weyerstraet.

 

0098



Anonymous

Engraving

Germany

1676

8" x 4 1/2" (page)

 

Images from two pages in Collegium Experimentale sive Curiosum(B185) by Johann Christoph Strum. One shows a magic lantern and the other a lantern slide with a drawing of Bacchus's head.

 

0103




Anonymous

Engraving

Germany

1686

12 1/2" x 15"

 

Double page from Johann Zahn's Oculus Artificialis Teledioptricus sive Telescopium(B188).

 

0099


Anonymous

Engraving

Germany

1686

12 1/2" x 7 1/2"

 

A page from Johann Zahn's Oculus Artificialis Teledioptricus sive Telescopium(B188) .

 

0100


Anonymous

Engraving

Germany

1686

Image: 5 1/2" x 6 1/2", page: 12 1/2" x 7 1/2"

 

A page from Johann Zahn's Oculus Artificialis Teledioptricus sive Telescopium (B188).

 

0101





Italian Manuscript

Anonymous

Pen and ink

Italy

c. 1690

6 1/2" x 4 1/2"

 

An unsigned manuscript  of 169 pages(B110). It includes many illustrations, of optical devices including peepshows, and a magic lantern.

0105

 


Anonymous

Engraving

The Netherlands

1696

5 1/2" x 2 3/4"

 

A psge from La Physique occulte ou traite de la baguette divinatoire by I.L de Vallemont. Amsterdam(B58).

 

0102



AL CIGNO

Anonymous

Wood cut

Italy

c. 1700

Detail: 3" x 1 1/2", page 13" x 8"

 

0106


Anonymous

Engraving

Germany

1704

Detail: 3 1/2" x 3 1/4", page:  6 1/4" x 3 1/4"

 

A page from Mathesis Juvenilis(B184) by Johann Christoph Strum.

 

0140



Anonymous

Engraving

Germany

1704

Detail: 3 1/4" x 4 1/2", page: 7 1/2" x 13 "

 

A page from a published dissertation entitled De Lanterna Magica (B566) by Matthias Christiaan Muller.

 

4292


The Magical Lantern

Monfieur Ozanam

Engraving

Great Britain

1708

Detail:3 7/8" x 3 1/2", page: 7 1/2" x 4 1/2"

 

From Recreations Mathematical and Physical(B239) by Monfieur Ozanam> Published in London.

 

0107


Anonymous

Engraving

Germany

1710

6" x 4 1/2"

 

A page from Optica oder Sche-Kunst(B278) by Johann Michael Conradi

 

1384


Elias Baeck

Engraving

Germany

1714

10 3/4” x 6 7/8”

 

A page from: II Callotto resuscitato od. neu eingerichtes Zwerchen Cabinet (Newly Arranged Cabinet of Dwarfs)(B553) published by Martin Engelbrecht, Augsburg, Germany. Nicolo Cantabella in this print entitled The Night-Singer of Shares, with his Magic Lantern. Each image in this book is surrounded by highly decorative broad borders and additional dwarf figures.

 

4159


Actieuse Nacht-Wind-Zanger met zyn Tover Slons

Willem Koning

Engraving

The Netherlands

1720

6 1/4" x 4"

 

A page from: Het Groote Tafereel der Dwaasheid(B130). The title of the print in english translates as: Night-Singer of Shares with his Magic-Lantern.

 

0108 (4316)

 



Anonymous

Hand-colored Engraving

The Netherlands

1720

11 3/4" x 14 3/4"

 

A page from:< Het Groote Tafereel der Dwaasheid. An alphabet sheet of performers dressed in Commedia dell'Arte costumes performing at a fair.

 

0109


De Tover Lantaren

Jan de Ridder (1665– 1735)

Engraving

The Netherlands

1720

12 1/4" x 7 1/4"

 

A page from: Het Groote Tafereel der Dwaasheid.One of a series of three images by Ridder of lantern shows. Each has three lanternists depicted at the bottom of the print and each shows a different projected images and grouping of spectators at magic lantern shows.

 

0110



Anonymous

Engraving

The Netherlands

1720

14 1/4" x 11 1/4"

 

A page from: Het Groote Tafereel der Dwaasheid(B130).

 

0111



Anonymous

Engraving

The Netherlands

1720

10" x 12"

 

A page from: Het Groote Tafereel der Dwaasheid(B130). Pictured is Prince Frederick Henry standing beside a tree opening his cloak to protection three half-naked victims of the share bubble scheme and in the background two men have fallen into the pool including one with a magic lantern on his back.

 

0112



Anonymous

Engraving

The Netherlands

1720

 

Two small details with lanternists from two different pages from: Het Groote Tafereel der Dwaasheid(B130).

 

1399


La Lanterne Magique

Jacques De Lyon

Copper Engraving

France

1731

10 1/2" x 8"

 

0114


Le Savoyard

Jacques De Lyon

Engraving

France

1731

10 1/2" x 8"

 

Same image as 0114 but printed in reverse and with different title.

 

1498

 

 



Monfieur Ozanam

Engraving

France

1735

Detail:5 3/4" x 3 3/4", page: 7 3/4" x 4 3/4"

 

From Recreations Mathematical and Physiques(B464) by Monfieur Ozanam. Published in Paris.

 

1647



L'Orgue de Barbarie, and La Lanterne Magique

Edmé Bouchardon (1698-1762)

Engraving

France

1737-1746

9 1/2" x 7 1/2"

 

Two plates from Etudes prises dans le bas peuple ou les cris de Paris(B82). Paris, 1737

 

The most well know illustration of a woman lanternist from the 18th. century.

 

0115




Der Jaarmarkt van der Waerld

Anonymous

Etching

The Netherlands

1739

24" x 18 1/2

 

0116


Anonymous

Copper engraving

Germany

1740

5 3/4" x 3 1/4"

 

Frontispiece from Simon Witgeest's Natürliches Zauber - Buch oder Neueröfneter Spielplatz rarer Künste(B573). In a room full of scientific instruments a man in projecting a slide with a hand-held magic lantern.

 


Anonymous

Wood engraving

Germany

1740

Image:3" x 3"

 

A print from Simon Witgeest's Natürliches Zauber - Buch oder Neueröfneter Spielplatz rarer Künste(B573). It shows a lantern and the image of a skeleton.



Anonymous

Engraving

The Netherlands

1741

8" x 6 1/4"

 

Plate #20 from Petro van Musschenbroek's book Elementa Physicae(B475). Plate includes picture of five early moveable slides.

 

2483

 



Anonymous

Engraving

The Netherlands

1742

10" x 10"

 

A page from Willem Jakob s'Gravesande's Physices Elementa Mathematica(B186). Illustrates the "Gravesande" magic lantern made by the Musschenbroek workshop in Leiden.

 

0104


Mademoiselle Catherina

Francis Hayman 1708-1776)

Engraving

Great Britain

1743

12" x 13 3/4"

 

After the original painting in Vauxall Gardens.

 

1159

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