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
Object Name
dry card compass
maker
Jorges
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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