A fine, complete and cased solar microscope by Dollond, circa 1770

A fine, complete and cased solar microscope by Dollond, circa 1770




Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Scientific, Microscopy


An excellent and early example of a solar microscope signed “Dollond London”. We can date the instrument, 1770s’. The solar microscope was invented in 1742/1743 by Lieberkhün and made and sold at this time by Cuff or Martin.

The present instrument is well preserved, virtually complete and in its original traveling case.


It comes with its two large fixations screws, its six original lenses, three sets of two lenses mounted as slides and used for the different magnificatons, a brass slide, and different accessories.


Rare in a such condition

Boxe : 30x15x6 ; instrument : around 35 cm lenght

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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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