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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

 


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

 


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

 


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

 


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

 


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...

$2700 / ≈ €2526
Maker / Publisher: CASSINI, G.M.
Place & Date: Rome, 1795

 


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

 


Globe Terrestre Didié et Présénté a Monseigneur le Comté Maubec de Brancas...

Terrestial globe dated 1741.  Complete title "Globe Terrestre  Didié et Présénté a Monseigneur le Comté  Maubec de Brancas Par Jacque  Hardy. Dressé sur ...

$25000 / ≈ €23393
Maker / Publisher: HARDY, Jacques
Place & Date: Paris, dated 1741

 


[Voyage en Suisse / Reise die Schweiz.]

A first edition children's folding board game of Switzerland and its many places and sights to visit. Although it is missing most of its original components (dice, cards,...

$300 / ≈ €281
Maker / Publisher: ANONYMOUS.
Place & Date: Switzerland, 1891

 


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 ho...

$1750 / ≈ €1638
Maker / Publisher: ANONYMOUS
Place & Date: The Netherlands, Germany, ca. 1750