Very fine Dutch ebony Octant – Harri, Amsterdam, 19th century

Very fine Dutch ebony Octant – Harri, Amsterdam, 19th century

Stock Number: NM.1-16

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Very fine octant of ebony in a case of elmwood with ivory pencilholder and slate on the backside to write down the observations.

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Categories: Navigational instruments, Other Maritime Antiques

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Very fine octant of ebony in a case of elmwood with ivory pencilholder and slate on the backside to write down the observations.

Early instrument with only a single peepsight. Binocucars and colored horizon glass shades are not yet fit, but a modern way of adjusting the horizon mirror has already been applied. The scale, also made of ivory, reads from 0 to 101 degrees, nice engraved by hand. The case seems to be of a later date.
Made by Harri, instrumentmaker in Amsterdam from 1836 – 1875.

Date: ca. 1825
HWL case: 11x19x32,5 cm   (4,4×7,5×12,8 in)
HW octant: 30,5×25 cm   (12×9,9 in)
Signed: L.J. HARRI * AMSTERDAM
Origin: the Netherlands
Condition: perfect

Archipel International Maritime Gallery – www.archipel-maritime.nl

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Welcome to the catalogue of Archipel International Maritime Gallery, specialist in nautical antiques and collectables.
Archipel International Maritime Galery in the Netherlands, sets itself to maritime objects, globes and sea charts of before 1900. The managing director worked as officer with the mercantile marine and the Royal Navy. As curator he was connected to one of the University Museums in the Netherlands. As seaman and curator he has a lot of knowledge of naval history.

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