Terrestrial hand telescope, 3-draw, green vellum,

Made:
1690-1700 in London
maker:
Joseph Howe

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Terrestrial hand telescope, 3-draw, green vellum, hand tooled, signed Jo: HOWE LONDINI FECIT, Object Glass.4/5-inch diam, c.1695. grey shagreen covered case with two end caps, ivory mounts to eyepiece and Object Glass. (1881-80 V & A M.Reg)

Details

Category:
Optics
Object Number:
1883-133
Materials:
copper (alloy), fish skin, glass, ivory, paint, paper, vellum and wood
Measurements:
overall (closed in case): x 210 mm x , 37 mm, .155kg
type:
telescope - terrestrial
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical instrument
  • telescope
  • telescope - refracting
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical instrument
  • telescope
credit:
Victoria and Albert Museum