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19th century telescope from HMS Britannia
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Fine presentation telescope from the British Royal Navy Warship HMS Britannia. Focal tube is fancifully engraved "Admiralty Presentation, HMS Britannia, Dec 1862. L.S. Dawson, R.N.'First in Seamanship'. Also engraved with maker's name Dudley, Portsmouth. Brown leather wrapped barrel. Silvered brasses, exceptional optics with a clear view of great distances. Llewelyn Styles Dawson, the recipient of the scope went on to write 'Memoirs of Hydrography After a Career in the Royal Navy'. Surveying service in 1872, Dawson commanded the Livingstone search and relief expedition to Zanzibar on the steamship Abydos. 18" x 1 1/2Ó
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19th century telescope from HMS Britannia

Estimate $800 - $1,200
Apr 05, 2014
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Starting Price $500
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0023: 19th century telescope from HMS Britannia

Sold for $1,300
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Est. $800 - $1,200Starting Price $500
Two-Day Marine Sale: Day 1
Apr 05, 2014 11:00 AM EDT
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Fine presentation telescope from the British Royal Navy Warship HMS Britannia. Focal tube is fancifully engraved "Admiralty Presentation, HMS Britannia, Dec 1862. L.S. Dawson, R.N.'First in Seamanship'. Also engraved with maker's name Dudley, Portsmouth. Brown leather wrapped barrel. Silvered brasses, exceptional optics with a clear view of great distances. Llewelyn Styles Dawson, the recipient of the scope went on to write 'Memoirs of Hydrography After a Career in the Royal Navy'. Surveying service in 1872, Dawson commanded the Livingstone search and relief expedition to Zanzibar on the steamship Abydos. 18" x 1 1/2Ó

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