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Mariner's compas, c 1700s.

Mariner's compas, c 1700s.
3 1 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 23cm


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'.

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