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Very fine brass astronomical equinoctial ring with two brass circles.

Very fine brass astronomical equinoctial ring with two brass circles with engraved foliage decoration, signed "Jean-Baptiste-Nicolas Delure A Paris", on the han...

$8000 / ≈ €7486
Maker / Publisher: JEAN-BAPTISTE NICOLAS DELURE À PARIS
Place & Date: Paris, undated, ca. 1690

 


A cordiform - heart-shaped - horary quadrant marked with Gunter scales.

A small and charming but very fine heart-shaped horary quadrant marked with Gunter scales. The scales are very finely engraved on both sides.The quadrant was a very pract...

$2200 / ≈ €2059
Maker / Publisher: ANONYMOUS
Place & Date: ca. 1720-1760

 


Marine parallel rulers in brass.

Very fine marine parallel rulers in brass. The parallel ruler is the oldest and most traditional way to measure and trace routes and bearings. The principle is simple: t...

$1500 / ≈ €1404
Maker / Publisher: ANONYMOUS
Place & Date: Paris, ca. 1880

 


Early 19th century magnetic dry card compass with wooden bowl,

Brass dry rose marine compass, in its mahogany case. The mariner's compass, which enabled mariners to know the direction in which they were sailing, has always been one o...

$2900 / ≈ €2714
Maker / Publisher: ANONYMOUS
Place & Date: ca. 1800

 


Inverted nautical Compass, called "mouchard" (~ "spy")

Inverted maritime compass called "mouchard" (spy) in wood and brass, signed "A Van Vastenhoud In Amsterdam". This type of compass was found in the cap...

$8500 / ≈ €7954
Maker / Publisher: VAN VASTENHOUD, A.
Place & Date: Amsterdam, ca. 1780

 


Two sheets for constructing an armillary sphere.

Two sheets for constructing an armillary sphere. Cassini was a geographer and cartographer, but also perspective and architecture carver - one of Giovanni Battista Pirane...

$2500 / ≈ €2339
Maker / Publisher: CASSINI, G.M.
Place & Date: Rome, 1795

 


Globe, Miniature, Terrestrial Pocket Globe in Celestial Case

A pocket globe, of typical form, the terrestrial globe with engraved hand-colored gores, having holes at the poles but no axis pins (as issued). The globe is contained wi...

$6500 / ≈ €6082
Maker / Publisher: ANONYMOUS
Place & Date: London, ca. 1780

 


A fan combines views of Hong Kong (right), Canton (left), China, ca 1850-1860.

The fan shows nice images of Hong Kong and Canton on onside and on verso a garden with 39 characters welcoming a rider on his white horse. Their clothes are heightened in...

$4500 / ≈ €4211
Maker / Publisher: ANONYMOUS
Place & Date: China, ca. 1850-1860

 


Mariner’s compass

Inverted compass called "snitch" in wood painted in imitation of tortoiseshell and brass, signed "Ing MANN Maker Water Street Liverpool".

$7500 / ≈ €7018
Maker / Publisher: MANN
Place & Date: Liverpool, ca. 1785

 


A ship's hour glass.

Maritime hourglass with blown glass bulbs, orange sand, junction ring covered with cord, the circular ebony frame with six turned baluster columns. The invention of the ...

$2400 / ≈ €2246
Maker / Publisher: ANONYMOUS
Place & Date: Germany, ca. 1750