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Compass Chronicles

Kornelia Takacs

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 is an intriguing, general guide to compass types, their history, special uses, and patented improvements.

Hundreds of compasses are included. Cases for compasses include wood, leather, and brass in distinct styles. The variety of craftsmanship quality, style, and value can help to identify origin and make collecting enjoyable and rewarding.


 176 pages, Hardcover, Full Color, 8.75" x 11.25", 2010
Order Number: VAP280...........$39.99
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