Sextant in Wood Collectors Case with Exquisite Design
Charming pocket sextant as used by Victorian explorers and surveyors. Intricate and semi-functional, it has all the pieces needed to shoot the sun. A sextant defined latitude. A clock longitude. Defining the angle of Sun and Stars with the horizon was an important way to navigate and survey. A beautiful intricate little instrument with an interesting and ancient history.
The classic Explorer's tool...Invented by Galileo. Navigators, Army and Navy, safari explorers. Scanning the horizon, see the detail... All depended on this one-eyed miracle tool. Rosewood distressed barrel, polished brass draw-tubes, quality optics. Brass lens-cap. Made by skilled instrument makers.
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