A French brass compass, late 17th century

A French brass compass, late 17th century

200 euros


late 17th century

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Categories: Other Maritime Antiques, Surveying Instruments & Mining


An unsigned french brass compass, of good size (squarre measures 11,7×11,7 cm), with its long original needle, still magnetized and with the typical 17th century “S elongated”.

The three holes indicate that this compass was original made for a graphometer or anotehr surveying instrument.

The glass is renewed. The compass is preserved in a modern box.

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FR Le Zograscope

Established by Alexandre Piffault in 2014 and based in Paris, Le Zograscope specializes in antique and rare books in Science, Medicine and Technology, and rare antique instruments in the same fields. We have especially a strong interest in early and continental microscopy, early and special mathematical/drawing instruments, medical and surgical instrument, and rare technology.

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