Sextant in Case
Sextant in Case by Authentic Models

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Product Code: KA032


Navigation Sextant

Many would not know what this instrument is, let alone how it works.This brass sextant is a beautiful piece to have on a desk and use as a teaching tool about early navigation. Comes in a beautiful cherry wood box with a see through top. Authentically reproduced.

Through centuries of technological innovation, we've charted the whole world. But early navigators and explorers setting out didn't necessarily know where they were headed. Guided only by a simple compass, the stars of the night sky, early octants and astrolabes. Possibly terrifying, but also exciting...

Charming sextant as used by Victorian explorers and surveyors. Intricate and semi-functional, it has all the pieces needed to shoot the sun. A sextant defined latitude. A clock longitude. Defining the angle of Sun and Stars with the horizon was an important way to navigate and survey. A beautiful, intricate instrument with an interesting and ancient history.

The sextant, an early navigation tool, measured the height of sun and stars. Silvered scale, scope, glass filters.

6" x 6" x 3 1/4"
Ships to the continental US only

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