Nautical instruments

Early Whaling Compass in a binnacle of lime-wood, 18th century

Well preserved 18th century whalingcompass with attractive handmade 32-point rose. On the rose, north with fleur de lis. The inside of the lid is marked with a 5. Binnacle and lid are painted deep blue, nearly black. The inside of the binnacle is painted greywhite with lubber’s line.

Catalog: NM.1-48
Date: 1750-1800
H: 9,5 cm (3 6/8”)
D binnacle: 11,5 cm (4 4/8”)
Signed: not signed
Origin: Norway
Condition: for its age, perfect

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