Rare and Antique Nautical Telescopes and Spyglasses

The nautical telescope has been used for centuries to spy land, other ships, and anything else a crew might want to know about from the deck of its ship. Sailors, pirates, and Navies alike have all found their nautical telescope or spyglass indispensable, even as newer technology threatened to replace these venerable instruments.

Some antique telescopes were very small, handheld tubes, while others were much larger and had to be mounted on a tripod or other stable object. In keeping with the honor sailors have always felt for the sea, many a nautical telescope was carefully and beautifully designed – often made of brass, sometimes accentuated with leather, and usually arriving in a case just as lovely as the tool itself.

Boat collectors and decorators in and worldwide have long been drawn to nautical telescope and case paraphernalia. At Mega Ministore we list many different types of antique nautical telescope and spyglass-related memorabilia. Browse the listings below to find the item that suits your purpose. Bookmark this page to check back often – we update our listings daily with new items.

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