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A Vanitas Still-Life, Simon Renard de Saint-Andre (1613-1677), oil on canvas, 15 x 18 in., Bernheimer Fine Old Masters, Munich, Germany, (notice the Nuremburg single wire spectacles)
A Vanitas Still-Life, Simon Renard de Saint-Andre (1613-1677), oil on canvas, 15 x 18 in., Bernheimer Fine Old Masters, Munich, Germany, (notice the Nuremberg single wire spectacles)
6 lens spectacles, combination of the first (Addison-Smith) and second (Richardson) spectacles patents, American Optical, UNIQUE
6 lens spectacles, combination of the first (Addison-Smith) and second (Richardson) spectacles patents, American Optical, UNIQUE
Nicholas of Roen,  painted by Tomasso de Modena, 1352,  (first painting to show magnifier), Chapter House of the Dominican Monastery attached to the Basilica of San Niccolõ in Treviso, Italy
Nicholas of Roen, painted by Tomasso de Modena, 1352, (first painting to show magnifier), Chapter House of the Dominican Monastery attached to the Basilica of San Niccolõ in Treviso, Italy
A small Galilean monocular telescope used by Napoleon, made in London, after the Battle of Waterloo it was taken from his coach as booty by Wellington, Carl Zeiss Optical Museum, Oberkochen, Germany
A small Galilean monocular telescope used by Napoleon, made in London, after the Battle of Waterloo it was taken from his coach as booty by Wellington, Carl Zeiss Optical Museum, Oberkochen, Germany
Spectacle Peddler, Andries Both (1612-1641), oil on wood, 35 x 44 cm, German, copyright Dorotheum Auctions, sold 9/29/04
Spectacle Peddler, Andries Both (1612-1641), oil on wood, 35 x 44 cm, German, copyright Dorotheum Auctions, sold 9/29/04

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