Object from: British Library on Flickr Commons.
Date: 1811-25 Place: Unknown (Accession num: 1986-1392)
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Headline: Made by a Dutchman
Summary: A magic lantern - also known as a Laterna Magica - is an early form of image projector invented in Europe in the mid-seventeenth century by Christiaan Huygens. Huygens was a Dutch mathematician, astronomer and physicist. He also wrote an early form of science fiction.
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