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Surveyor's Compass

Auction:
2314
Lot:
589
Sold for:
$323$275

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2314
Location:
Bolton
Date / Time :
November 03, 2005 10:00AM

Description:

Surveyor's Compass, France, late 18th or early 19th Century, the 4-inch diameter paper card signed Lemmel Eleve et Successeur de M. Canivet, a Paris, hand-tinted and engraved with red, white and blue of the French tricoleur, the rose with scrolling foliate design in the cardinal points, the circumference scale divided 0-90 in four quadrants and the needle ring 0-360, with blued-steel needle with agate hub and steel lifting-arm, in mahogany case with 6 1/4-inch lg. rectangular elevation sight, sliding lid with indistinct ink signature, and base with triple slide-on mounts, wd. 6 1/2 in.
Estimate $300-500

Keywords

Surveyor , Paris, France, blued-steel needle, steel lifting-arm, Circumferentor, Islamic culture, Qibla compass, Salat