Vesdy, 1700 c.
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photo - whole telescope
Basic Info

Maker: Vesdy

Year: 1700 c.

Year Range: -

Year Notes:

Manufacturing Location: France

Signature: A · LOBSERVATOIRE · / VES / DY

Signature Notes:

"A·LOBSERVATOIRE·" is written around "VES / DY"


No stand present.

Collection: National Maritime Museum

Accession #: NAV1511


Royal Museums Greenwich. "Non-achromatic telescope". [Accessed: June 2016].

Public Notes:

The signature/owner's mark is nearly identical and construction is quite similar to Accession # 2657 from the Willach Collection. Measurements of this telescope are unconfirmed.

Museum Notes:
"This non-achromatic telescope has a black sharkskin barrel. The three vellum draw tubes are decorated with gold-tooled motifs and have stop lines drawn onto them to indicate the optimum working length of the telescope. The objective lens cap is also made of sharkskin, but the eyepiece cap is missing. The lenses are set in turned ebony mounts. An inscription on the smallest draw tube, 'VES / DY / A. LOBSERVATOIRE.', refers either to a maker or an owner of the telescope" (Royal Museums Greenwich).

Length (open): 651

Length (closed): 257


Exit pupil:

Object status:

Optical Basics

Objective type: N/A

Optical style

Physical style pocket

Functional style

Materials: vellum, sharkskin, glass, wood, ebony

Optical/Lab Data

Drawtube data:

Drawtube notes:

Objective Data