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Terrestrial telescope
Terrestrial telescope
Terrestrial telescope

Inv. 2558
V.33 Terrestrial telescope
Beginning of the eighteenth century
Cardboard, leather
Length 1640 mm


Terrestrial telescope consisting of six sections. The tubes are made of cardboard; the largest is covered with green leather decorated with lilies, the others with white leather. The composite eyepiece, contained in the first and second largest tubes, consists of three lenses showing a green tint. The objective, now missing, was contained in the smallest section. Some tubes contain diaphragms. It is a typical terrestrial telescope of the late seventeenth century or beginning of the eighteenth, almost certainly of English manufacture.

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