Compasses

The first  references about the use of the navigation needle by Mediterranean navigants date to 12th century…

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Compasses

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  • This nautical compass was used in the 16th century. In this discovering era was of critical importance in navigation and developing cartography. In this model we have added on the compass´ plate a gnomon or stylo (a sundial), so we can tell the time straightaway. Measure: Height: 45mm / Diameter: 85mmHeight: 1.77 inches / Diameter: 3.34 inches

  • The firsts written references about the use of the navigation needle by Mediterranean navigants date to 12th century, but probably they were being used from earlier times. This model has Compass Rose in the upper part and an external ring divided in 32 parts, corresponding with the wind´s names or the 32 rhumbs (each equivalent to 11.25º). Measure:...

  • The firsts written references about the use of the navigation needle by mediterranean navigants date to 12th century, but probably they were being used from earlier times. This sophisticated -"lace" top- compass has a Compass Rose which 32 divisions which correspond with each of the 32 rhumbs (each equivalent to 11.25º) and it is provided with an...

  • The Cardan or marine compass is a nautical instrument whose use was fundamental in the development of navigation and cartography. New types of compasses were devised because the rock and pitch of a vessel make ordinary compasses useless. Ship compasses were mounted in a Cardan suspension, which allowed them to remain constantly level. The compass went...

  • A magnetic compass is a nautical instrument whose use was fundamental in the development of navigation and cartography in the 16th century. This model has been decorated with images from original maps from that era. The magnetic compass allows us to calculate the coordinates that allow geographers, cartographers and navigator to define the position of...

  • Our homage to the pioneering women astronomers in the Astronomy´s year. “Urania propitia” 1650), the title of Maria Cunitz´s book was transformed, thanks to her outstanding scientific achievements, in her nickname: "she who is closest to the muse of Astronomy ". In the style of the compendiums, inside the casing of Renaissance character, there is a...

  • This piece is a fun gadget that combines two different objects: a portable compass and the classic pocket case watch, which was for centuries a regular ornament and symbol of distinction. Its filigree top with its inside decorative motifs matches the taste of the 19th century. Measure: Diametre: 45mm / Thickness: 12mmThickness: 0.47 inches / Diameter:...

  • This piece is a fun gadget that combines two different objects: a portable compass and the classic pocket case watch, which was for centuries a regular ornament and symbol of distinction. In its two features (boat or landscape), its external decoration corresponds to decorative motifs which match the taste of the 17th century. Measure: Diametre: 45mm /...

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