Nautical floating card compass.

Nautical floating card compass.

Stock Number: 380816 ak

€ 195,-

Dimensions

Diameter 5 cm

Circa

second half 19th century

Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Maritime, Scientific, Navigational instruments, Surveying Instruments & Mining

Description

A floating card compass made in England in the last half of 19th century. It is a small version of the nautical compasses used by sailors on a small vessel. This particular piece has a brass case and wonderful paper floating card with eight pointed rose.  Dimensions: 5 cm diameter and 1,8 cm height.

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NL Van Leest Antiques

Van Leest Antiques

Van Leest Antiques, based in Utrecht in the Netherlands, specialises in antique scientific and medical instruments. Their collection covers mainly scientific and medical antique instruments: barometers, globes and planataria, nautical instruments, anatomical models, and pharmacy items. Toon Van Leest travels regularly in Europe and visits trade fairs, auctions, and antique dealers to collect stock and to find pieces to fulfil his clients' unusual requests.

As well as being an avid antique collector and dealer, Toon Van Leest is also a dentist. He believes that antiques are a stable investment, not reliant on trends or fashion, and have truly lasting value. Above all, he says, antiques are timeless and never lose their beauty.