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Sextant

Matthew Berge1805

Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences

Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences

Sextant with accessories and case, used by Phillip Parker King (attributed), metal / glass / wood, made by Matthew Berge, London, England, 1805-1819

Small 'pocket' sextant, with accessories. Sextant is of brass, partly blackened, with silver vernier scale. Comes with a range of telescopes, eyepieces and sun filters, all contained in a polished cedar case with brass fittings. The case fits into an outer leather carrying case, with the names of previous owners written on it in ink. The case is a six-sided, irregular polygon.

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Details

  • Title: Sextant
  • Creator: Matthew Berge
  • Date: 1805
  • Location: London, England
  • Physical Dimensions: 105mm (h) x 160mm (w) x 150mm (d)
  • See MAAS website: See MAAS Collection record

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