Unknown, 1700 c.
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photo - whole telescope
Basic Info

Maker: Unknown

Year: 1700 c.

Year Range: -

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Manufacturing Location: England


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No stand present.

Collection: Louwman Collection of Historic Telescopes

Accession #: LC 41


Project investigation; Tiemen Cocquyt, "400 Years of Telescopes" booklet, Zeeuws Museum, 2008. Item 11. Louwman catalogue, p. 68.

Louwman, P.J.K., and Zuidervaart, H.J., "A Certain Instrument for Seeing Far: Four Centuries of Styling the Telescope Illustrated by a Selection of Treasures from the Louwman Collection of Historic Telescopes". Wassenaar, 2013. p. 75.

Public Notes:

Cardboard, parchment, leather, wood construction. Tubes covered in what resembles marbled paper but is actually painted parchment. This decoration and gold embossing characteristic of London telescope-makers circa 1700. Hand-grip and lens covers covered with Bordeaux-red leather with gold embossing.

Handle and end caps covered with red-brown leather, with gold tooling, among which Turner no. 20c. Four drawtubes, covered with white parchment stamped with red, green and ochre coloured patterns with gold tooling, resembling Turner (1966), nos. 29R, 36 (variant), ‘Roll 1’ and not described. Ocular- and objective fitting made of lignum vitae (pockwood). Unsigned. Probably first quarter of the 18th century.

Length (open): 730

Length (closed): 300


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Optical Basics

Objective type: singlet

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Functional style

Materials: parchment, glass, leather, lignum vitae, gold tooling

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