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+ Read more - Show less