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COMPASS CHRONICLES
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COMPASS CHRONICLES

Author: Kornelia Takacs
Publisher: SCHIFFER BOOKS, Mar 2010
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 0-7643-3396-8

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This intriguing guide explores a wide range of fascinating pocket compass types. Examples are from the late 1700s to the 1940s, with a focus on the mid-1800s & early 1900s. 100s of compasses are discussed with colorful illustrations & detailed descriptions. The variety of craftsmanship quality, style, & value can help to identify origin & make collecting enjoyable & rewarding. 507 Color photos; 8.5x11 inches, 176 pgs.

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After the invention of the magnetic compass & its first use in Italy for travel in the 16th century, a ship's course could be constantly monitored, leading to exploration & 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 & early 1900s. Hundreds of compasses are discussed with 507 colorful illustrations & detailed descriptions. The history of their development is explored, special uses for signal corps & civilian groups are presented, & patented improvements are featured. Cases for compasses include wood, leather, & brass in distinct styles around the world. The variety of craftsmanship quality, style, & value can help to identify origin & make collecting enjoyable & rewarding.


 
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