Mariner's compass, c 1700s.

Mariner's compass, c 1700s.
2 8 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 20cm

Description

Compass in gimbals, with brass bowl and compass cards. This compass is said to have been the property of Sir Issac Newton. The bowl is inscribed with: 'Benj. Ayres fecit Amsterm' and the card is marked with 'J M Kleman fecit Amsterm'.

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