A MID-18th SHAGREEN & VELLUM TELESCOPE
Beautiful hand-held terrestrial telescope made of cardboard tubes covered with green vellum and pink shagreen. Horn mounts. Brass finials and dust covers.
Dimension: closed 10 ½” (27cm); 25 ½” (65cm) open
It gives clear images. The mounts of the 3-lens erector is made of wood.
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Alpha Et Omega
Alpha et Omega is a recently established firm, based in Milan, Italy. We specialise in antique Scientific Instruments and rare Books to supply collections worldwide. Focus is given to optical and time-related instruments, especially before the Industrial Revolution but we are also interested in rare-to-find scientific and natural items and wunderkammer objects. Alpha et Omega also deals in rare books related to Early Science and Scientific Instruments. Please feel free to contact us for individual requests or desiderata.