17th Century Telescopes
Brass and Mahogany Telescope, Mid-19th Century
English brass telescope with a slightly splayed mahogany handle, made in the mid-19th century. Focusing with two extensions, complete with dust flap and sunshade. Maximum length 34 c...
Antique 1860s British Nautical Objects
H 13.39 in. Dm 1.78 in.
Stalking Telescope, English, Leather, Brass, Pocket, 3 Draw, Early 20th Century
This is a vintage stalking telescope. An English, leather-bound brass, pocket, 3 draw refractor t dating to the early 20th century. Of unusual form, with stout collar Blackened f...
Early 20th Century English Scientific Instruments
H 17.72 in. W 9.65 in. D 0.18 in.
Ross of London Brass & Leather Telescope on Tripod Stand, Early 20th Century
The telescope on Stand with leather/brass barrel and black painted tripod feet, signed "Ross London". The telescope dating from the early 20th century. 39.25" H (telescope closed...
Early 20th Century British Scientific Instruments
H 39.25 in. Dm 17.5 in.
Antique Telescope, English, Single Draw, Terrestrial, Astronomical, Georgian
This is an antique telescope, an English single draw refractor for terrestrial or astronomical use from the Georgian period and dating to mid-18th century, circa 1760. Perfect for...
Antique Mid-18th Century English Georgian Nautical Objects
H 17.33 in. W 10.44 in. D 0.06 in.
Pocket Telescope, English, Brass, 6 Draw, Refractor, Terrestrial, circa 1840
This is an antique pocket telescope. An English, brass six draw refractor for terrestrial or astronomical use dating to the mid-19th century, circa 1840. Perfect for bird watching...
Antique Mid-19th Century English Early Victorian Nautical Objects
H 17.33 in. W 4.34 in. D 0.12 in.
More Ways to Browse
Frequently Asked Questions
Are prices for 17th century telescopes negotiable on 1stdibs?
Prices for most 17th century telescopes on 1stdibs are negotiable. You’ll see a "Make an Offer" button on the item details page, indicating that the seller is willing to consider a lower price. It’s not uncommon for customers to get 15–25% off the list price after negotiating. See our tips for negotiating like a pro.
Who sells 17th century telescopes online at 1stdibs?
Only experienced, professional sellers who have applied and been thoroughly vetted by our team of experts can sell 17th century telescopes and other quality items on our site. Learn more about becoming a 1stdibs seller.
What is the Buyer Protection Guarantee?
The 1stdibs Buyer Protection Guarantee provides coverage for qualified purchases in the unlikely event that the item arrives not as described or is damaged. We’ll work with you and the seller to find a resolution, ensuring your satisfaction. View details
How does global shipping work on 1stdibs?
We have partnerships with the world's best shipping providers to facilitate seamless and fully-insured delivery from the seller's location directly to you, wherever you are in the world. Our logistics team is comprised of dedicated members who arrange all the details with our partners, servicing and supporting all shipments. Learn more about shipping on 1stdibs.
What payment methods are accepted on 1stdibs?
For your convenience, we offer multiple payment methods, including all major credit cards and PayPal. For many purchases we also offer financing options or wire transfer. Learn more about payment options on 1stdibs.