Brass sextant in original wooden box - Brass, Wood

Description
Brass sextant in original wooden box - Brass, Wood
Belgium - Second half 20th century

Bronze sextant on original wooden box
Second half of 20th century - Complete
A very beautiful optical instrument for a collection or as decoration.
A sextant is a nautical navigational instrument which measures the vertical angle between an astronomical object and the horizon. If the vertical angle, the date and time of day are known, the meridian can be calculated, thus the position in east-west direction on the earth's surface.

Dimensions Sextant
Length: 12.5 cm
Width: 12.5 cm
Height: 3.2 cm

Box dimensions:
Length: 15.5 cm
Width: 15.5 cm
Height: 8.5 cm

Lot details
Object
Brass sextant in original wooden box
Material
Brass, Wood
Estimated Period
Second half 20th century
Country of Origin
Belgium
Condition
As new - unused
Not registered yet?
By creating your free Catawiki account, you’ll be able to bid on any of our 50,000 special objects up for auction every week.
or Sign in