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Code 6622
EUR 500.00
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EUR 500.00
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1593767341Code 6622 Vintage compassSmall topographical French-made dioptre brass compass, second half of the 19th century. It is an instrument used for measuring horizontal angles and magnetic orientation. The instrument consists of two movable alidades with targets and a compass complete with a goniometric circle engraved from 0 ° to 360 ° with needle lock, brass cover and chain ring. Diameter 6.5 cm - 2.55 inches, thickness 2 cm - 0.78 inches.

The invention of compass is mysterious but it’s well known that magnetite was discovered in the city of Asia Minor Magnesia. Greeks and the Romans didn't know the possibility to use magnetic fields for orientation, but this possibility probably was known by the Chinese people: about in 2600 B.C. Hoang-Ti the emperor won Tchi-Yeou the prince using a magic cart, the See-Nan (cart indicating the South), finding the way of escape of the enemy that has been covered by smoke: on this cart there was a rotating human shaped figure with an arm stretched indicating the South (obviously indicating also the North, but the South was the most important cardinal point for the Chinese people). The Chinese people used magnetic fields also for spectacles: throwing magnetized arrows like dice, they indicated south like a magic, amazing the public.

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