27. 1.5-foot telescope attributed to G. Campani
Rome ?, XVII cen
Giuseppe Campani ? (Spoleto 1636 - Rome 1715)
two-draw tube in pasteboard
closed 50.5 cm, diameter 5.5 cm
[Inv. MdS-130]

There is no trace of this small hand-held telescope in the inventories.
The object lens is missing, though the boxwood mounting remains. The entire eye-piece with attachment is also missing.
The eye-piece side bears the words "This eye-piece can be lengthened and shortened according to eye-sight". The working of the telescope and the writing point to Campani.