Compass Chronicles

 

Kornelia began collecting antique pocket compasses in the late 1990's.
Over the next decade her hobby steadily grew into a serious research project.

This large, hard cover, coffee table format book is a guide through the intricate world of pocket compasses. The majority of compasses seen in the book were manufactured between the mid 1800's and early 1900's. Examples
from the late 1700's, and later, WWI and WWII models can also be found.

Many different type of antique magnetic compasses are described, with over
500 photographs and illustrations. (Escape, wrist, fob compasses, sundials.)

Hopefully this book will be enjoyed by readers who find these elusive
instruments interesting. At the same time the goal is to offer detailed
information about specific models to fellow collectors.

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