A Dollond portable and achromatic four-lenses telescope, circa 1770-1790

A Dollond portable and achromatic four-lenses telescope, circa 1770-1790

550 euros



Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Telescopes, Telescopes - Other, Telescopes - Refracting


An incomplet (of the tripod removeable stand and the objective cap) Dollond portable and achromatic telescope, circa 1770-1790.

However, the otpics is complete with the four-lenses eyepiece and the thick achromatic objective. It has a quadruple power eyepiece (marked 1-4) and give clear images.

It measures 11,8 closed and 16 cm opened at the line of the fourth lens.

See the last image showing a complete example of similar portable telescope by Dollond (also available for sale).


Even incomplet, an interesting optical instrument.

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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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