A fine small travelling 3-draw French telescope, mid-18th century

A fine small travelling 3-draw French telescope, mid-18th century



mid 18th century

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Categories: Telescopes, Monoculars, Telescopes - Refracting


A small travel refracting telescope with three draws and made of cardboard, green vellum gilded and covered in leather.

The instrument is not signed but French dating from the mid-18th century. It measures closed, with its two caps, 24cm in length and in position giving a clear view, 64.5cm.

Very good original and working condition.

The instrument preserved its two caps and its original optics. Rare in such fine and complete  original condition.

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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.
Personnal website : https://www.lezograscope.com/

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