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Antique Telescope, English, Single Draw, Terrestrial, Astronomical, Georgian

Posted by London Fine Ltd

14 May, 2020

Antique Telescope, English, Single Draw, Terrestrial, Astronomical, Georgian


This is an antique telescope, an English single draw refractor for terrestrial or astronomical use from the Georgian period and dating to mid 18th century, circa 1760.

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

Presenting a clear, sharp optical performance
Parallel, fruitwood primary barrel
Single, segmented draw tube in good order

15mm (0.5") achromatic objective lens with sliding dust cover
Bulbous eyecup with sliding dust cover
Supplied with a London Fine oak and brass 'Captain's Stand' for display

A historic, period piece as good to use today as it was two hundred and fifty years ago.

Closed Length: 26.5cm (10.5'')
Max Drawn Length: 44cm (17.25'')
Objective Lens Diameter: 15mm (0.5'')

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Our Ref: 18.6061

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