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Compasses / Sand-glasses
The Low Countries,  A half hour sand-glass., antique map, old maps The Low Countries - A half hour sand-glass.
ca. 1790, -. 195x110mm. In metal frame with five pillars with hexagonal decorated top and base and two glass ampoules joined by was and tread.
The element common to celestial position-finding, the calculation of speed for dead reckoning and even everyday life at sea is the time: hence ways of determining and keeping the time have been one of the major pre-occupations of seamen since the very beginning of scientific navigation. Counting the... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
$ 1,750
Approx. Euro 1,505  

Condition:
Condition Rating: 4
KLOOS, F.J.,  Compass., antique map, old maps KLOOS, F.J. - Compass.
Rotterdam, 1850-1875, Uncoloured.. 240x240mm. Height of the box: 13.5 cm (5.5 inches)
A very nicely crafted sloop compass in original box. The compass is gimbaled and is executed in beautiful red copper. Made and signed by F.J. Kloos & Son of Rotterdam in the 1850-1875 period. The compass works fine. Height of the box: 13.5 cm (5.5 inches)... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
$ 1,500
Approx. Euro 1,290  

Condition:
Condition Rating: 2
ANONYMOUS,  Compass., antique map, old maps ANONYMOUS - Compass.
c. 1890-1900, Uncoloured.. 160x160mm. Height of the box: 10 cm
A sloop compass in original box. The compass is gimbaled. The compass works fine.... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
$ 650
Approx. Euro 559  

Condition:
Condition Rating: 2
WEMPE CHRONOMETERWERKE,  A two-day marine Chronometer, No. 8185., antique map, old maps WEMPE CHRONOMETERWERKE - A two-day marine Chronometer, No. 8185.
Hamburg, 1968, Uncoloured.. 180x180mm. Some clipping to metal. Very good condition.
The 4inch frosted dial signed Chronometerwerke, Wempe, Hamburg, and numbered 8185, upright black Arabic numerals, subsidiary seconds and up-and-down dials, blued steel hands, matte silver metal plates, reverse fusee and chain, free-sprung silver-coloured helical balance spring, integral balance with... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
$ 1,250
Approx. Euro 1,075  

Condition:
Condition Rating: 3