A 1meter octogonal telescope with reverse tapered body, c. 1770

A 1meter octogonal telescope with reverse tapered body, c. 1770

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Circa

1770-1780

Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Telescopes, Telescopes - Refracting

Description

An early octagonal telescope build in mahogany and brass. The instrument is unsigned, English, circa 1770
It has an unusual reverse tapered body, with single drawer eyepiece. Both sides preserve their sliding dust covers to eyepiece and objective.
It measures 96 cm closed.

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FR Le Zograscope

Established by Alexandre Piffault in 2014 and based in Paris at 5 rue de Condé, 75006, very close to Odéon, Le Zograscope specializes in antique and rare books in Science, Medicine and Technology, and rare antique instruments in the same fields. We have especially a strong interest in early and continental microscopy, early and special mathematical/drawing instruments, medical and surgical instrument, and rare technology.

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