Compass Chronicles

por Takacs, Kornelia

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  • Editorial: Schiffer Publishing
  • ISBN: 978-0-7643-3396-5
  • Páginas: 176
  • Dimensiones: 0 cm x 0 cm
  • Encuadernación: Rústica
  • Idiomas: Inglés
  • Fecha de la edición: 2010

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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 explaration 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 compassess are discussed with 507 colorfull illustrations and detailed descriptions. The history of their development is explored, special uses of the U.S. Engineering Department 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.
Index:
Terminologyu
Styles
Patents
Origins
Special Uses
Compasses with Stories to Tell.
Appendix A: Compass Makers and Retailers
Appendix B: Fakes and Reproduction Compasses
Appendix C: Frequently Asked Questions
Bibliography
Index

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