Beautiful 18th Century Italian Venetian Telescope

Beautiful 18th Century Italian Venetian Telescope


Categories: Scientific, Telescopes, Telescopes - Refracting


                  Beautiful 18th Century Italian Venetian Telescope


This classic Venetian telescope is made in cardboard, vellum, brass and horn.
(Unsigned, but mostly  could be attributed to the Venetian maker Leonardo Semitecolo )

Several opticians worked in Venice in the 18th century:

Burlini; Selva; Semitecolo; Olivo; Deregni; Martinelli;…


Dimension:92cm length (open), 33cm (closed), diam. 4,7cm

In good and working optical and structural condition.

The tubes’ ring, eyepiece and objective holder with brass closure are made by horn.

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IT Eppursimuove


Eppursimuove is located in the northwest of Italy. I deal with antique scientific instruments and their history. This passion has turned into a profession that leads me every day in search of ancient instruments that helped us to observe, measure, explore and know the sky and the earth. They still amaze and make us wonder, as they did for their original makers and users. For this reason they must be preserved and collected. Please feel free contact me if you need more information on listed items. Thanks.
Recently and in the future, enquiries and sales are managed by Maddalena Padovan (Ugo's daughter).