English Botanical Microscope

Mounted on a Sharkskin Covered Case, c. 1800

English Botanical Microscope Mounted on a Sharkskin Covered Case, c. 1800English Botanical Microscope Mounted on a Sharkskin Covered Case, c. 1800
English Botanical Microscope Mounted on a Sharkskin Covered Case, c. 1800

This is a simple form of English botanical microscope. it is focused by sliding the stage up or down on a rectangular column. It is supplied with two screw-together objectives, which can be use singly or in combination to vary the magnification. Also included is a live box and three ivory specimen slides. The components are fitted in a sharkskin covered wood case with plush lining.

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