19th century ebony Octant – Norie & Co, London with parallel ruler and chart divider

19th century ebony Octant – Norie & Co, London with parallel ruler and chart divider

Stock Number: NM.2-2

€750

Very fine and complete octant of ebony with ivory pencilholder and little slate on the backside to write down the observations.

Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Navigational instruments, Other Maritime Antiques, Maritime

Description

Very fine and complete octant of ebony with ivory pencil holder and little slate on the backside to write down the observations. Early instrument with only a double peep sight. Binoculars and colored horizon glass shades are not yet fit. Mention the 18th century way of adjusting the horizon mirror.
Scale also of ivory reads from 0 to 103 degrees, nice engraved by hand.
Made by Norie, London.

Date: circa 1800
HW octant: 30×24,7 cm   (12×9,7 in)
Signed: NORIE & Co LONDON
Origin: England
Condition: perfect

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NL ARCHIPEL International Maritime Gallery

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. The entire Archipel collection can be found at the site Archipel-img.com.

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