Cecil King

Early Nautical Instruments

Catalogue no: 1262
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Cecil King
Total pages: 6 Illustrations: 12 Language(s): English Publication date: Aug., 1938
Editor: Publisher: The Connoisseur
Dimensions: 300mm x 230mm Condition: Good
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An article on some of the scientific collection of the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich. As the author explains, "We are here concerned more particularly with the navigational instruments; these combine, in many cases, a scientific purpose with a just claim to be regarded as gems of the goldsmith's or metalworker's art." The text details the history and development of different marine instruments including the astrolabe, compass, sundial, sandglass, globes and (briefly) Harrison's chronometers and R.T.Goulds' restorations. Photographs included as follows:
Room location: Library Extension Cabinet: F Shelf: 4
Search terms: Horological Collections, Related Subjects, Sundials
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