Perspective Glass Telescope, English, c. 1725
|Inventory Number:|| 28955|
|Object Type:|| |
|Place Created:|| London England United Kingdom Europe
|Brief Description:||English 1-draw perspective glass.|
Pasteboard, covered with green gold-tooled vellum; ivory lens mounts and caps. Unsigned and undated: c.1725.
This perspective glass, or small telescope, has a concave eye-lens, as used in the telescope invented by Galileo in 1609, and now used in opera-glasses.
|Provenance:||Lent by Christ Church, Oxford in 1925.|
|Collection Group:||Orrery Collection|