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Een vroeg telescoopje uit Delft (2017)


An early spyglass from Delft Recently, a small spyglass was uncovered during archaeologic excavations in Delft. Remarkable about the find are its fashioning in sheet iron and the heavily stopped down objective lens. These are the presumed characteristics of Dutch telescopes from the early seventeenth century, none of which appear to have been preserved. This article sets out the results of the subsequent research on the object carried out in Museum Boerhaave, in which this suspicion was confirmed. Finally, a glimpse is offered on the mathematical-optical culture in Golden Age Delft, and a possible maker for the spyglass is put forward.

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Authors & Contributors
Dupré, Sven
Zuidervaart, Huibert Jan
Reeves, Eileen A.
Stroup, Alice
Cocquyt, Tiemen
Keill, Inge
Studium: Tijdschrift voor Wetenschaps- en Universiteitgeschiedenis
Early Science and Medicine: A Journal for the Study of Science, Technology and Medicine in the Pre-modern Period
British Journal for the History of Science
History of Science
Intellectual History Review
Berichte zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte
Museum Boerhaave
LIT Verlag
KNAW Press
Princeton University
W. W. Norton & Co.
Scientific apparatus and instruments
Science and art
Leeuwenhoek, Antoni van
Hartsoeker, Niklaas
Vermeer, Johannes
Wiesel, Johann
Kepler, Johannes
Swammerdam, Jan
Time Periods
17th century
18th century
19th century
Early modern
20th century, early
Delft (Netherlands)
Dresden (Germany)
Great Britain
Hague (Nethelands)
Académie des Sciences, Paris
Leiden Observatory
Dollond and Aitchison (firm)

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