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    Compass Chronicles

    ISBN-10: 0764333968
    ISBN-13: 9780764333965
    Edition: 2010
    Author(s): Kornelia Takacs
    Description: After the invention of the magnetic compass and its first use in Italy for travel in the 16th century, a ship's course could be constantly monitored, leading to exploration and world trade. This intriguing guide explores a wide range of fascinating  More...
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    Copyright Year: 2010
    Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Limited
    Publication Date: 3/22/2010
    Binding: Hardcover
    Pages: 176
    Size: 8.75" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall
    Weight: 2.684
    Language: English

    After the invention of the magnetic compass and its first use in Italy for travel in the 16th century, a ship's course could be constantly monitored, leading to exploration and world trade. This intriguing guide explores a wide range of fascinating pocket compass types. Examples shown date from the late 1700s to the 1940s, with a focus on the mid-1800s and early 1900s. Hundreds of compasses are discussed with 507 colorful illustrations and detailed descriptions. The history of their development is explored, special uses for signal corps and civilian groups are presented, and patented improvements are featured. Cases for compasses include wood, leather, and brass in distinct styles around the world. The variety of craftsmanship quality, style, and value can help to identify origin and make collecting enjoyable and rewarding.

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