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Astronomical telescope, 1680.

Astronomical telescope, 1680.
3 3 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 25cm


This is one of the earliest items in the King George III collection of scientific instruments, and was probably made by Christopher Cock of London. It has two lenses which give an inverted image and provides a magnification of about 30.

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