Lot n° 78
600 - 800
Result without fees
BARADELLE l'Ainé, Paris, seconde moitié du XVIIIème siècle
Compass of marine or of road with dry tank out of brass and glass.
Signed on the ring "Baradelle Lné A Paris".
Printed paper dial, signed in the center of the rose fleurdelysée "Baradelle, au Quartier Anglois à Paris", with annular, silvered, graduated over-dial.
With a removable measuring rule with slider, signed "Baradelle L'aîné A Paris".
Diameter of the compass : 19.5 cm - Diameter of the gimbal : 23.7 cm.
Split glass; some scratches and oxidation.
In a square quadripod oak box with a lugged lid, two holding hooks and marker letters.
H. 27.5 cm - Width : 30.5 cm - Depth : 30.5 cm.
Scratches and shocks of use.
Nicolas Alexandre BARADELLE (c. 1740-post. 1791), known as the Elder, "Engineer in Mathematical and Phisical Instruments, [active] in the English Quarter, Quay de l'Horloge du Palais, near the Cour de la Moignon.
He makes Sextants and Octants, according to hadley [...], Azimuth and Course Compasses, and all Marine instruments".
(from his engraved advertisement).
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