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    Sale 5429

    Travel, Science & Natural History

    24 September 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 1

    An English lignum vitae and boxwood backstaff


    Price Realised  


    An English lignum vitae and boxwood backstaff
    mid-18th century
    the large arc divided 0°-25° and on the higher lattice scale 65°-90° with stamped decorations, the smaller arc numbered on top and outside edge 0°-60°, with sights and vane carrying 'WH', or possibly 'HM', stamped within a diamond, serial number 13 to underside (some repairs).
    25in. (63.5cm.) long

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    Please note that the sights and vanes are modern.