Abbe-type camera lucida by Zeiss circa 1890

Abbe-type camera lucida by Zeiss circa 1890

150 euros



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Categories: Microscopy, Drawing Instruments, Scientific


A fine example of the first version of the Ersnt Abbe-type drawing camera or camera lucida signed by Zeiss.

The instrument is in perfect working condition and its preserved in its leather cased lined in black velvet.

The camera is signed with the large signature “Carl Zeiss Jena” and the lid of the case is also signed “Carl Zeiss in Jena / Optische Werkstätte”.

Case measures 14,5×6,5 cm

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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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