The compass opened the world to exploration and discovery. Invented in China thousands of years ago, it was primarily used by feng-shui priests, hired to advise on how and where to build. Today the compass still is a basic tool, a magnetized needle rotating on a vertical pin, pointing at the Earth’s magnetic North. 16th century sailors accustomed to following coastlines, could suddenly cross oceans.
This is a replica small Georgian era combination sundial and compass with brass lid to protect the convex glass cover.
- Height: 0.9 in. (2.2 cm)
- Diameter: 2.3 in. (5.8 cm)