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The Cocoon illusion presented by Buatier De Kolta at the Egyptian Hall, 1887

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PressmarkEvan.330
Heading or VenueEgyptian Hall
PlaceLondon, Piccadilly
TitleEgyptian Hall. England's home of mystery. Lessee and manager Mr. J. N. Maskelyne. Le Cocon. By Buatier de Kolta. Maskelyne & Cooke's entertainment. Daily at 3 and 8. Prices 5/ 3/ 2/ 1/
Size52 x 37 cm.
Date[1887]
Imprint[London] : Canning & Co. Lith. Ridgmount St., W.C.
NotesThe poster contains a description of the Cocoon illusion, taken from the Morning Post of May 3rd, 1887. - MS. inscription on poster verso: Aug 87. - On May 2nd, 1887 at the Egyptian Hall, Buatier de Kolta produced for the first time, in any country, his illusion called Le Cocon.
GenrePoster
SubjectOptical illusions; Magicians; Visual perception; Magic tricks
NamesDe Kolta, Buatier, 1848-1903; Maskelyne, John Nevil, 1839-1917; Cooke, George Alfred, 1825-1905
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