Scandinavian Dry card compass.

Scandinavian Dry card compass.

Stock Number: 391117 a

€ 240,-


Diameter 6,5 and 3,5 cm high.


18th century

Country of manufacture


Categories: Scientific, Surveying Instruments & Mining


An 18th C Scandinavian drycard travel compass and original glass is sealed within red-lined buxwood bowl which was green painted in the past (Typical Scandinavian). The paper show a 8 points rose with  fleur de Lis – N.O – Ost – S.O – Syd – S.W. – West – N.W. Diameter 6,5  and 3,5 cm high.

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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.