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Evangelista Torricelli, Telescope


Evangelista Torricelli (1608-1647)
Telescope, Florence, 1647
Florence, Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza, inv. 2554

Despite the outstandingly high quality that Torricelli achieved in the manufacture of lenses, the lens in this telescope he made has the bubbles and imperfections typical of 17th century glass.