Jorges Dry Card Compass

Description
This compass has a wooden bowl, paper card, and wooden box with gimbal mounts. It is a replica of an instrument in the Whipple Museum of the History of Science at Cambridge University. The inscription reads "Jorges da Costa / Mivanda afez em / Lisboa Anno 1711."
Location
Currently not on view
maker
Jorges
Measurements
overall; box: 4 1/16 in x 11 in x 9 7/8 in; 10.31875 cm x 27.94 cm x 25.0825 cm
overall; compass insert: 3 in x 7 5/8 in x 7 3/4 in; 7.62 cm x 19.3675 cm x 19.685 cm
ID Number
PH.315105
catalog number
315105
accession number
216644
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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