Apr 14, 2015 - Sale 2380

Sale 2380 - Lot 30

Price Realized: $ 1,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 500 - $ 750
(AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) [The Historiscope: A Panorama & History of America.] Printed hand-colored box, 5 1/4 inches tall, 8 1/4 inches wide, 2 1/4 inches deep, with long paper scroll on two spindles within, and mounted on a later(?) painted board; lacking wooden crank pieces and rear cover with caption information, otherwise moderate wear to exterior. The scroll is difficult to turn and has not been examined in full; sold as is. (MRS) [Springfield, MA?]: [Milton Bradley & Co.], circa 1870

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A toy panorama depicting scenes from American history through the end of the Revolution; it turns within a box cut out to resemble the stage of a theater. Issued by Milton Bradley at approximately the same time as the similar "Panorama of the Visit of Santa Claus to the Happy Children" and "The Myriopticon" (a Civil War panorama). Only two other examples have been traced, at the New-York Historical Society and Winterthur, and none have been spotted at auction.