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Antique compasses/6879-Vintage compass
Antique compasses/6879-Vintage compass
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Code 6879
EUR 400.00
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EUR 400.00
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1614265312Code 6879 Vintage compassPocket compass made of chromed brass in the shape of a pocket watch, and equipped with a lid with snap closure with release button inside the ring. Four-winds compass card complete with goniometric circle for calculating horizontal angles. Good condition, fully functional, diameter 4.5 cm - 1.77 inches, thickness 1.8 cm - 0.7 inches.

The earliest historical notes on the use of magnetic power in Europe are dated back to the end of the 12th century or the beginning of XIII century and attribute to the Amalfiers the exploitation of the properties of the magnet. The cardanic suspension made its first appearance around the middle of the XVI century. An exact description is given in the brief compendium “De la esfera y de la arte de navegar” by Martin Cortés (1551), which gives precise instructions to make a compass. The improvement of this instrument is largely attributed to the discoveries of new lands, from the mid-XVcentury.

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