A superb cased Charles Chevalier mining compass set, circa 1832-1849

A superb cased Charles Chevalier mining compass set, circa 1832-1849




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Categories: Scientific, Mineralogy & Gemmology, Natural history, Surveying Instruments & Mining


A very fine French “poche de mineur” or large mining compass set preserved it wooden box signed “Charles Chevalier Ingénieur Opticien Breveté Palais Royal 163 Paris”, so datable between 1832-1849.

The fine set preserves its gimbaled compass with the signature, its half-circle of 23cm diameter, one plumb (on two even if only one was use at one time), two pliers and four screws mounted in pear tree.

Everything is preserved in its original wooden box with leather wallet.

The box measures 25×16 cm.

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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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