Hemisferium - Wood and Brass Sextant | Peter's of Kensington

Wood and Brass Sextant

Product Number: 640506

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For centuries, humankind has been fascinated with scientific discovery – from the early astronomical breakthroughs of Galileo Galilei, to modern advancements in digital technology. Now, with Hemisferium, you can revisit the dawn of modern science…

Driven by a spirit of inquisitiveness, development and scientific-historic investigation, Hemisferium has rediscovered the wisdom of the ancients to bring to a modern era. Their beautiful (and completely functional) collection of scientific instruments are faithful recreations of the tools that played a vital role in the golden age of Science.

With this stunning Sextant from Hemisferium, you’ll be able to channel your inner navigator, just like the explorers of Renaissance Europe. Made from dark wood with antique-look brass details, the sextant is modelled off a mid-17th Century model, and features accurate markings that can be used to measure the altitude of the sun, and thus determine latitude.

With brass-fitted mirrors, coloured glass lenses (originally used to diminish the glare of the sun) and beautiful arabesque ornamentation, this Sextant has all the fine details that make it a real historical collector’s piece.

Hemisferium knows that some things are far too precious to lose to the sands of time…

  • Made in Spain.
  • Made from antique-look wood and brass.
  • Modelled off a mid-17th Century sextant, used by navigators to measure latitude based on the altitude of celestial bodies.
  • Features a movable arm, or alidade, that is used to determine the angle of altitude of the sun. By repositioning this arm in relation to the mirrors and lenses, calculations can be made on current latitude.
  • Brass features ornate arabesque details and antique-style number markings.
  • Includes a pamphlet detailing the history of the piece and the method of operation.
  • Beautifully presented in a Hemisferium gift box.

  • Dimensions: 27.5 x 34 x 7cm.

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