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1528472132Code 3478 Topographic compassRare and particular ancient magnetic compass for topographers, made of brass; instrument consisting of a magnetized needle free to rotate on a horizontal plane, marking with its tip the direction of magnetic north, compass card complete with a goniometric circle engraved in 360 °, complete with the compass needle block, sight, inclinometer from 0 to 90 °; signed Peigné, made in the late nineteenth century. Excellent condition. Diameter 7.5 cm - 2.95 inches, thickness cm 2.2 - inches 0.86.

The French officer Paul Peigné studied at the Ecole Polytechnique, fought in the war between France and Germany in 1870-1871 and taught surveying at the military academy of Saint-Cyr. He became lieutenant colonel in 1886, colonel in 1890 and brigadier general in 1898.

The invention of compass is mysterious but it is well known that magnetite was discovered in Magnesia, a city of Asia Minor. At the beginning of ‘300 Giordano da Pisa spoke about magnet as “very useful and necessary” in navigation. Dante in Paradise XII 29 wrote about magnetic needle that indicates the North.

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