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.