Berge Ramsden Sextant
Later 18th Century

Berge of London – Late Ramsden Sextant Presented is a highly collectible and exceptional instrument engraved with the Berge London – Late Ramsden insignia.  Mathew Berge was an apprentice to Jesse Ramsden who was one of the foremost developers and designers of instruments for celestial navigation in the 18th and 19th centuries. This classic Diamond […]

Spencer Browning & Rust
Double Frame Brass Sextant/Quintant
Early to Mid 19th Century

Spencer, Browning & Rust London Double Frame Brass Sextant/Quintant Early to Mid 19th Century Industrial art at its finest and an outstanding presentation piece for those who especially appreciate early maritime history Presented is a beautiful museum quality polished brass 18-pillar double-frame sextant with an ebony handle by Spencer Browning & Rust London.  This fine […]

Frodsham & Keen – Liverpool
3 Ring Sextant/Quintant

Frodsham & Keen of Liverpool Sextant/Quintant Early 20th Century Presented is an antique quintant, meaning a sextant having a range of 144°, or an arc of 72°, by Frodsham and Keen of Liverpool, England, dated October of 1920. (There is an identical instrument by this constructor shown in” Sextants At Greenwich” from the National Maritime […]

RareTulip Pattern
Mid 19th Century
Brass Sextant

Rare and Unusual Tulip Pattern Sextant Mid 19th Century Inscribed “L. Vandervoodt Cornet  Antwerp”   Presented is a beautiful brass sextant with a “Tulip” design frame.  In our research, we were only able to find one example of this design, also inscribed on the arc with a name that was thought to be the seller […]

Pocket Sextant
By Cary of London

Miniature Pocket Sextant by Cary of London Dimensions:    Dia. at base: 3″,  Overall Ht: 2 3/4″    Wt:  1 lb. 1 oz. Presented is a fine example of a pocket or box sextant by Cary of London.  It is secured to a brass base for ease of viewing the celestial object.  The bottom of […]

Museum Quality
Double Frame Sextant
by Crichton – London
Early 1800s

Beautiful Double Frame Sextant by Crichton of London Ca.  The early 1800s   Presented is a beautiful polished brass 20-pillar double-frame sextant with a mahogany handle by John Crichton of London.  The double-frame brass sextants are especially beautiful and dramatic examples of this period. In good condition, they are becoming harder to find. This design […]

Unusual Diamond Pattern Frame Sextant
by Norie of London
Ca 1800

Beautiful Diamond Pattern Sextant by Norie of London   Presented is an exceptionally fine Sextant by Norie of London, dated approximately 1800 – to early 19th Century.  It is the first of these that we have offered with the very attractive Diamond design frame.  This is a beautiful museum equality instrument by a well-known maker […]

Henry Hughes & Son
Three Ring Sextant
Pristine Condition

Henry Hughes & Son Three Ring Sextant In Like New Presentation Condition   Presented is an Extra fine World War II Era mariner’s sextant with an extended arc from  -5 to +130 degrees that almost equals a quintant. It has a graduated insert made of a proprietary metal that Hughes called “Platina“ (platinum) arc and vernier, […]

Pocket or Box Sextant
by T. Cooke & Sons, Ltd of London

 Pocket or Box Sextant By T.Cooke & Sons, Ltd of London Presented in an unusual Pocket or Box sextant by the renowned instrument maker T. Cooke & Sons, Ltd. London & York.   In 1855 Cooke exhibited at the Exposition Universelle in Paris and won a First Class Medal for a 7.5-inch equatorial refractor. By 1855, […]