Well preserved and hardly used gimbaled bearing compass with V- and back-sight in oak case with lid. V- and back-sight can be put apart in the chest. With spare needle.
On the rose a graduation as well as the 32 points and the name of the maker. North with fleur de lis, east – direction Jerusalem – with fleur simple. The inside of the binnacle is white with four lubber’s lines.
HWL case: 19x29x29 cm (7.5×11.5×11.5 in)
D compass: 21 cm (8.2 in)
Signed: W. BOOSMAN. AMSTERDAM.
Origin: Amsterdam, Netherlands
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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. The entire Archipel collection can be found at the site Archipel-img.com.