Large Dry Card Compass – Stalker, Leith, 19th century
Well preserved dry card and gimbaled compass in wooden case of oak with slit cover. On the rose with 32 points, the name of the maker. North with beautiful fleur de lis as well as the east point which indicatest the direction of Jerusalem. The inside of the binnacle is painted white with lubber’s line. On the backside of the rose a paper with Leith and three dates of control in 1860, 1861 and 1863.
Date: 1850 -1860
HWL case: 16×27,2×27,2 cm (6 2/8×10 6/8×10 6/8”)
D compass: 19,5 cm 7 6/8”)
Signed: D. STALKER * 9, COMMERCIAL PLACE, LEITH. * Quadrant Compass & Telescope Maker
Condition: perfect, lid seems to be of a later date