Mariner's compas, c 1700s.
3 6 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 28cm

Mariner's compas, c 1700s.

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Description

Compas in gimbals, with bras bowl and compas cards. This compas is said to have been the property of Sir Isac Newton. The bowl is inscribed with: 'Benj. Ayres fecit Amsterm' and the card is marked with 'J M Kleman fecit Amsterm'. Close up of top.
 

Image Ref.

10411927
 

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