Nautical instruments

Whaling Compass in binnacle of limewood – A.J. Schokking, Amsterdam, 19th century

Well preserved 19th century, dry card whalingcompass with attractive hand-painted 32-point rose. On the rose the name of the maker. On the rose, north with fleur de lis, east – direction Jerusalem – with simple mark. The inside of the binnacle is painted white with lubber’s line.
Made by Arend Juriaan Schokking jr., Oude Waal later Rokin, Amsterdam.

Catalog: NM.1-27
Date: 1826-1850
H: 9,4 cm (3 6/8”)
D binnacle: 12,7 cm (5”)
D lid: 14,3 cm (5 5/8”)
Signed: A.J. SCHOKKING Jr. * IN AMSTERDAM *
Origin: Netherlands
Condition: perfect, on the lid a restauration of minor importance

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