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Terrestrial telescope
Terrestrial telescope
Terrestrial telescope

Inv. 3458
V.34 Terrestrial telescope
End of the seventeenth century
[attr.] John Marshall
Cardboard, parchment
Length 1950 mm


Terrestrial telescope consisting of eight sections. All the tubes, made of cardboard, are covered in white parchment; the first also has red and green spots with gilt decorations. The largest tube contained the eyepiece, now missing, in a wooden mounting. The first and second tubes each contain a lens. The eighth section, the smallest, has the objective lens. The instrument, whose characteristics make it a typical English telescope, perhaps attributable to John Marshall, is similar to the telescopes V.35 and V.38.

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