A lodestone or natural magnet mounted in brass, France, early 18th century

A lodestone or natural magnet mounted in brass, France, early 18th century

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Early 18th century

Country of manufacture

France

Categories: Maritime, Scientific, Navigational instruments, Other Maritime Antiques, Barometers & Meteorology, Mineralogy & Gemmology, Physics & Chemistry

Description

A fine lodestone mounted in brass, of a good size, France, early 18th century.
The natural stone still retains a good magnetism. It was used in early navigation  to restore the magnetism of the compass needles.
6,5x6x4 cm.

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FR Le Zograscope

Established by Alexandre Piffault in 2014 and based in Paris at 5 rue de Condé, 75006, very close to Odéon, 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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