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Mondo Nuovo or Optical Box

<p>Mondo Nuovo or Optical Box (circa 1825) Photo by J.M. Oliveras.</p>

Mondo Nuovo or Optical Box (circa 1825) Photo by J.M. Oliveras.

This exhibit stands out for its unique size, and is an optical box found in a house near Vic in 1999. It would have been placed in a public space. Inside there are five stands, one for every lens, with five optical views. These optical views were coloured images of different cities and places around the world. The spectators could watch the image through the lens, with a high level of realism and depth for the time.

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