Sextant, 1781-1800.

Hills, Jennie

Sextant, 1781-1800.
3 4 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 26cm


Sextants like this one signed by Ramsden were used by army personnel and road builders for making military maps and surveying land for roads and railways. Jese Ramsden (1735-1800) was one of the top ten specialist instrument makers in 18th century England, supplying large-scale astronomical and surveying instruments both at home and abroad.

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