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Code 6839
EUR 450.00
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EUR 450.00
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1611739695Code 6839 Vintage compassBrass pocket compass in the shape of a pocket watch, complete with lid. Six-winds compass card complete with goniometric circle for calculating the horizontal angles and needle lock. English manufacture of the '20s. Excellent condition, fully functional. Diameter 5 cm - 1.9 inches, thickness 1.5 cm - 0.59 inches.

The first hints in Europe on the use of instruments using magnetic fields for orientation are dated back to the late twelfth century, especially thanks to the knowledge brought by merchants and sailors after contacts with the Arabs: we find hints in the work by Alexander Neckam "De nominibus utensilium" and in the works by Guyot de Provins, where the magnet is called "sailor's friend". Even the inventory of a Sicilian ship of 1200's, the San Nicolò, refers to the presence on board of a magnet and a "bussola di ligno", that is a wooden compass.

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