Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities

20 trillion ways to see the world

Posted in Beinecke Library by beineckepoetry on October 18, 2010

A landscape puzzle from around 1830, the 16 cards can be arranged in a myriad of ways
(20,922,789,888,000 to be exact), forming a seemingly endless view.

Below are just three.

Polyorama, ou 20,922,789,888,000 vues pittoresques. Paris: Gide fils, ca. 1830