Terrestrial telescope, 1670-1700.

Made:
1670-1700 in unknown place
Terrestrial telescope, 1670-1700. (telescope - terrestrial; telescope - refracting) Terrestrial telescope, 1670-1700. (telescope - terrestrial; telescope - refracting) Terrestrial telescope, 1670-1700. (telescope - terrestrial; telescope - refracting) Terrestrial telescope, 1670-1700. (telescope - terrestrial; telescope - refracting) Terrestrial telescope, 1670-1700. (telescope - terrestrial; telescope - refracting) Terrestrial telescope, 1670-1700. (telescope - terrestrial; telescope - refracting) Terrestrial telescope, 1670-1700. (telescope - terrestrial; telescope - refracting)

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Terrestrial telescope with walnut case, late 17th century. Of the many instruments invented in the 17th century, the telescope had the most impact. This instrument is stamped 'MR'. It would have been used for observation at sea or on land rather than for astronomical purposes.

Details

Category:
King George III
Object Number:
1927-1171
Materials:
walnut (wood), glass, leather, vellum and pasteboard
type:
telescope - terrestrial and telescope - refracting
credit:
King's College, London

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