Victorian Explorer's Sextant

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A sextant as used by Victorian explorers and surveyors. <br> <br> The design is incredibly intricate and is semi-functional, possessing all the pieces needed to shoot the sun. It also features a sextant defined latitude as well as a clock longitude; defining the angle of Sun and Stars with the horizon was an important way to navigate and survey. <br> <br>This is a beautiful and intricate instrument with an interesting and ancient history. <br> <br>Comes in wooden presentation box as pictured. <br> <br><b>More about the brand</b> <br> <br>Authentic Models was created more than 40 years ago in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The AM collection of furniture, artifacts and accessories is inspired by the age of exploration, maritime history, and cartography. <Authentic Models was created more than 40 years ago in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The AM collection of furniture, artifacts and accessories is inspired by the age of exploration, maritime history, and cartography. <br>

A replica of a Victorian sextant, as frequently used by explorers.

The design of this intricate and semi-functional instrument includes a scale and multiple glass filters for viewing the sun. The ornament is presented in a handsome box, as pictured.

Sextants were historically used to measure the distance between two points, and were often used as navigational tools. The instrument’s design was traditionally one sixth of a circle, which lent itself to the Latin name, sextant.

This beautiful ornament will make a charming historical addition to any home.

  • Product Code: CMCN504070
  • Material: Bronze
  • Postage Weight: 1.60 Kg

A sextant as used by Victorian explorers and surveyors. <br> <br> The design is incredibly intricate and is semi-functional, possessing all the pieces needed to shoot the sun. It also features a sextant defined latitude as well as a clock longitude; defining the angle of Sun and Stars with the horizon was an important way to navigate and survey. <br> <br>This is a beautiful and intricate instrument with an interesting and ancient history. <br> <br>Comes in wooden presentation box as pictured. <br> <br><b>More about the brand</b> <br> <br>Authentic Models was created more than 40 years ago in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The AM collection of furniture, artifacts and accessories is inspired by the age of exploration, maritime history, and cartography. <Authentic Models was created more than 40 years ago in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The AM collection of furniture, artifacts and accessories is inspired by the age of exploration, maritime history, and cartography. <br>

A replica of a Victorian sextant, as frequently used by explorers.

The design of this intricate and semi-functional instrument includes a scale and multiple glass filters for viewing the sun. The ornament is presented in a handsome box, as pictured.

Sextants were historically used to measure the distance between two points, and were often used as navigational tools. The instrument’s design was traditionally one sixth of a circle, which lent itself to the Latin name, sextant.

This beautiful ornament will make a charming historical addition to any home.

  • Product Code: CMCN504070
  • Material: Bronze
  • Postage Weight: 1.60 Kg
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