24 September 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 750
Estimate GBP 600 - GBP 800
An Italian Telescope
Leonardo Semitecolo, 18th century
A three-draw, vellum-covered card-bodied telescope with horn fittings, with lines marked on the vellum for focus, brass dust-covers (eye-cover missing), the green-stained body-tube with tooled decorations, signed LEONARDO SEMITECOLO.
13in. (33cm.) long shut
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