Handmade Compass offered by our team at Dracolite.
Handcrafted by skilled Spain artisans.
Ideal for :
* Larp or other event
* Renaissance Decoration
* Holidays and birthdays gift
Nautical or Marine compass with Cardan system. Cardan: plate moves freely as with the sea waves.
The Cardan or marine compass is a nautical instrument whose use was fundamental in the development of navigation and cartography.
This exquisite instrument features the compass set in a gimbal with the two rings divided into 360 degrees. The gimbal is also called a Cardan after the Italian mathematician who developed this method of leveling the instrument at sea in the 15th century. The interior of the lid is decorated with a compass rose and the top of the lid is decorated with a marine scene.
The compass is crafted of a wooden base with brass lid.