Museo Galileo
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Azimuth compass
    • Setting:
      Room XVI
    • Maker:
      George Wright
    • Place:
    • Date:
      ca. 1785
    • Materials:
      mahogany, brass, steel, paper
    • Dimensions:
      total height 350 mm, base 310x310 mm
    • Inventory:
    • Azimuth compass (Inv. 3374)

Azimuth compass consisting of a brass bowl with a silvered scale on its rim, a paper windrose, and a pair of sights with magnifying glass. Mounted on gimbals in a wooden box painted blue. Made by George Wright. Provenance: Lorraine collections.