An important optician and inventor of Venice, his workshop was located in St. Mark's Square.
Telescope made of parchment and covered in marbled paper decorated with flowers, fret patterns and bronze. Eyepiece made of horn and three focus lengths.
Signature imprinted on exterior decoration, turtle rings (two of them are missing) - Second half of the 18th century.
- Leonardo Semitecolo, Telescope
- parchment paper, glass, bone.
- Manufacturer/ Brand
- Leonardo Semitecolo
- Model/ Name
- Canocchiale terrestre
- Estimated Period
- Mid 18th century
- Country of Origin
- Fair condition - heavily used & with possibly minor parts missing
- 6×6×32 cm
- 250 g