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The Executive Compass by Authentic Models is antique science and history captured in admirality and vintage-style aged brass. The perfect gift for lovers of nautical, scientific or technological history, it is presented in a luxurious, French finished box. 'French finish' means several layers of varnish are added to the wood, in between sanding, rubbing and waxing, which creates an authentic and aged, yet still glossy and rich, finishing look.
Exploration and Innovation
Set sail for the fabled Spice Islands, legendary Cathay, or even the rumoured South Lands with the instrument of exploration that allowed sailers to cross vast oceans, and explorers to discover entirely new continents. Through centuries of technological innovation, sailers managed to chart the entire world. By inventing 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. The compass truly was the implement that changed the Renaissance world, forever...
Brand New World
The Age of Sail allowed exploration to become possible; opening up the world for trade, travel and cultural exchange. Early navigators and explorers setting out didn't necessarily know where they were headed. Guided only by the stars of the night sky and a simple compass, they set out on their voyages of discovery.
Product Code: CO013 Brand: Authentic Models Material: Brass Colour: Brass
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