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1615907831Code 6910 Small compassSmall pocket nautical compass in its original turned brass case on the bottom of which is fixed a metal stem on which the compass card with sixteen winds printed by engraved on copper plate is placed, complete with goniometric circle. English manufacture of the mid 19th century. In excellent condition, fully functional. Diameter 4 cm - 1.57 inches, height 1.6 cm - 0.72 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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