Museo Galileo
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Terrestrial telescope
    • Setting:
      Room IX
    • Maker:
      John Marshall [attr.]
    • Place:
    • Date:
      late 17th cent.
    • Materials:
      cardboard, parchment
    • Dimensions:
      length 1950 mm
    • Inventory:
    • Terrestrial telescope (Inv. 3458)
    • Terrestrial telescope (Inv. 3458)

Terrestrial telescope consisting of eight tubes. All the tubes, made of cardboard, are covered with white parchment. The first also has red and green spots with gilt tooling. The largest tube contained the eyepiece, now missing, in a wooden mount. The first and second tubes each contain a lens. The eighth tube, the smallest, houses the objective lens. The instrument displays the characteristics of a typical English telescope, perhaps attributable to John Marshall. It is similar to items inv. 2564 and inv. 2561.