An one-meter octogonal single draw telescope, English, 18th century

An one-meter octogonal single draw telescope, English, 18th century

950 euros


96 cm lenght


mid-18th century

Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Maritime, Telescopes, Other Maritime Antiques, Telescopes - Refracting


An excellent example of a British maritime or naval one-meter (exactly 96 cm) single draw octogonal telescope we can date from the middle of 18th century. The telescope is not signed and it is not achromatic.

The mahogany body tube measures 6 to 5 cm diameter. The inner tube is made of brass and the eyepiece contains three lenses.

Both side are their protective sliding caps.

The optics is original and gives a good and sharp image.

No restoration, genuine and good 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.

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