Moschino, Giusepee, 1650 c.
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photo - whole telescope
Basic Info

Maker: Moschino, Giusepee

Year: 1650 c.

Year Range: -

Year Notes:

Manufacturing Location: Genoa, Italy


Signature Notes:

Signed on ivory fitting of objective lens


No stand present.

Collection: National Maritime Museum

Accession #: NAV1493


Royal Museums Greenwich. "Hand-held telescope". [Accessed: May 2016].

Public Notes:

"The octagonal barrel of this non-achromatic telescope is quite typical of telescopes of this relatively early date. It is covered with black sharkskin. Both the eyepiece and objective lenses are set in ivory mounts and have ivory screw-on caps. There is a single draw tube covered in green leather with a small amount of gold-tooled decoration. The draw tube also has three stop lines, each made up of rings of gold-tooled circles. The maker's name is inscribed on the ivory fitting for the objective lens" (Royal Museums Greenwich). Greenwich website suggests H. Huguenin as a maker and suggests year made as circa 1670.

Objective lens is missing.

Year estimate is based on the Webster Signature database.

Length (open): 1110

Length (closed):


Exit pupil:

Object status:

Optical Basics

Objective type: singlet

Optical style terrestrial

Physical style polygonal

Functional style

Materials: ivory, sharkskin, wood, glass, pasteboard, paper, vellum

Optical/Lab Data

Drawtube data:

Drawtube notes:

Diameter: 50 mm.

Objective Data