English reverse tapered telescope made circa 1680/90.

English reverse tapered telescope made circa 1680/90.




Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Category: Telescopes


Reverse tapered telescope. The main tube covered with white parchment with a coloured pattern (orange, green and gold). Seven drawtubes made of white parchment.

Unsigned but similar to n° 36 of the Louwman museum The Hague which refers to a telescope resembling one (Turner 1966) and to another one signed « Will Longland at the ship in Cornhill London » in the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich (NAV1587).

Optical in good condition with replacement of lens in XIXth in century.

Dimensions :

– close 55,2 cm x diameter 6,9 cm

– in observation : +/- 182 cm

London c. 1680/1690.

NB. : Reverse tapered telescope were mostly produced in England in the last quarter of the seventeenth century by a number of makers such as William Longland, John Yarwell, John Marshall, and few others.


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