Navigation, Anonymous, c. 1590 - c. 1596

Navigation, Anonymous, c. 1590 - c. 1596

brass (alloy), l 7.9cm × w 3.3cm. More details

To determine the ship’s position and chart its course, the captain had an entire arsenal of instruments at his disposal. Among the items found on Nova Zembla are an astrolabium catholicum (universal astrolabe), a fragment of a copper sounding line, a cross staff, a sextant and a chart compass.

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