The Boreal Arrow 

Code BA1210178612: Early 1800s English Brass Cased Compass

This is a very rare English compass made c. 1800. It comes in a brass case that is still in excellent condition for its age. No damage. It is very thin and has very original design. It measures 52mm in diameter and has only 10mm thickness. The compass has a beautifully detailed silver colored dial with nice rose and a chapter ring divided in degrees numbered quarters. The needle design is unusual. It has a jeweled cap and finds North easily and precisely. The transit lock is activated when the lid is closed. The flat round glass crystal that covers the compass is in excellent condition free of scratches or chips. This is a rare and quality compass certainly made by a quality maker.