A splendid miniature Italian spyglass very finely turned in wood and with a early shape from the early 18th century.
The wood is certainly a bright fruit wood with a great patina.
The optical configuration is not exactly Galilean but combined a concave eyepiece lens with a plano-convex objective lens.
The tiny (3,7cm lenght closed and 2,8cm diameter) telescope is preserved in its original wooden case.
A little lack of wood and some cracks at the case but genuine and fine original condition for this early miniature spyglass.
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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.