Compass Chronicles,
by Kornelia Takacs
Part Number: BOOK-CC-1
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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 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 over 500 colorful illustrations and detailed descriptions.

Chapters include:
  • Terminology
  • Styles
  • Patents
  • Origins
  • Special uses
  • Compasses with stories to tell
  • Makers and retailers
  • Fakes and reproductions

Hard cover, 176 pages, 8-3/4" x 11" format, color photos.

By Kornelia Takacs.
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