Telescope in shagreen signed Domenico Selva in Venetia made circa 1750

Telescope in shagreen signed Domenico Selva in Venetia made circa 1750



length of 104.4 cm closed




Domenico Selva in Venetia

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Category: Telescopes


Telescope with shaft in two-part in shagreen mounted with gilt brass rings. Green vellum draw, window shutter and lens protectors.

Signed “Domenico Selva in Venetia” on a wooden disc near the lens.

Note: Domenico Selva, who died in 1758, had an optical workshop in Venice near St. Mark’s Square and used his skills to develop lenses, telescopes and microscopes. His work was documented in a book by his son Lorenzo Selva, himself an optician.

Dimension: length of 104.4 cm closed.

Venice (Italy) circa 1750.

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After 37 years in Le Louvre des Antiquaires, the Delalande gallery moved early June 2015 to 35 rue de Lille, 75007 Paris, on the other side of the Seine River in the well known antic shops area "le Carré Rive Gauche".
Our main specialties are, since 1976, Marine and Scientific instruments, Tobacco and Opium objects, Curiosities and Great Canes.
We participate to international antique fairs (TEFAF Maastricht) and are unique partner of the French Maritime Museum.
Eric Delalande is also Administrator of the French Experts National Company (C.N.E.).
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La Galerie Delalande s'est installée en juin 2015 au 35 rue de Lille (75007 Paris), au coeur de la capitale dans le "Carré Rive Gauche", après 37 années de présence au Louvre des Antiquaires.
Nous nous sommes orientés, depuis 1976, vers plusieurs spécialités : Marine et Sciences, Objets du tabac et de l'Opium, Cannes de collection et Curiosités.
Nous participons à des salons d'envergure internationale (TEFAF Maastricht) et sommes partenaires exclusifs du Musée National de la Marine.
Eric Delalande est également Administrateur de la Compagnie Nationale des Experts (C.N.E.).
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