Bronze Sextant

Bronze Sextant

Regular price £55.00 Sale

Ornamental pocket sextant as used by Victorian explorers. Defining the angle of the Sun and stars with the horizon was an important way to navigate and survey. A sextant defined latitude, and a clock was used to define longitude.

A beautiful and intricate instrument with an interesting history, this semi-functional sextant has all the parts needed to find the height of the Sun above the horizon.

Size: 11 x 11 x 6 cm

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