The daguerreotype camera preserved in the physics department of the Liceo Marco Foscarini school of Venice is the oldest object of its kind that still testifies to the activities of experimenters with the daguerreotype process in Venice. An examination of the special features of the construction of this particular daguerreotype camera and the context to which it belongs leads us to believe that it was commissioned for use in the early experiments of the abbot Francesco Zantedeschi, and that it was constructed in Venice by Francesco Cobres, the skilled mechanic of the physics department.

A Trip to Venice to visit the Liceo Foscarini. The camera obscura for daguerreotype use by the abbot Francesco Zantedeschi

PRANDI, Alberto
2015

Abstract

The daguerreotype camera preserved in the physics department of the Liceo Marco Foscarini school of Venice is the oldest object of its kind that still testifies to the activities of experimenters with the daguerreotype process in Venice. An examination of the special features of the construction of this particular daguerreotype camera and the context to which it belongs leads us to believe that it was commissioned for use in the early experiments of the abbot Francesco Zantedeschi, and that it was constructed in Venice by Francesco Cobres, the skilled mechanic of the physics department.
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