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Antique Telescope, 3 Draw, Terrestrial, Astronomical, English, Georgian, C.1780

Posted by London Fine Ltd

14 May, 2020

Antique Telescope, 3 Draw, Terrestrial, Astronomical, English, Georgian, C.1780


This is an antique telescope, a three draw refractor for terrestrial or astronomical use. An English, Georgian piece dating to the late 18th century, circa 1780.

Perfect for bird watching, landscape appreciation, wildlife, or maritime observation. Equally suitable for observing the night sky.

Displays a desirable aged patina and rich hues
Presenting a clear, sharp optical performance
Parallel half wooden primary barrel
Offering a smooth draw action and easy focus

Three draw refractor with extending sunshade
30mm (1.25") achromatic objective with sliding dust cover
Bulbous eyecup, also with sliding dust cover
Supplied with a London Fine oak and brass 'Captain's Stand' for display

This is a fascinating antique, Georgian telescope and as good to use today as it was over two hundred years ago. Delivered polished and ready for viewing.

Closed Length: 31cm (12.25'')
Max Drawn Length: 98.5cm (38.75'')
Objective Lens Diameter: 3cm (1.25'')

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Our Ref: 18.5062

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