A Georgian Brass box English pocket compass, with a press-fit lid, dating from c.1820-1840. With a paper compass card of a typically ornate, detailed Georgian style. The compass has a delicate and finely made blued needle, and a Georgian 'Crown' style brass pivot. In a lidded brass case, with a beautifully engineered transit lock operated when the lid is replaced. There is a duplicate of the paper compass card inside the lid. The compass is in full working order and finds North very well. Although there are no maker's marks, this is a high quality compass, undoubtedly from one of the finest makers of the time.
In good, original condition, and excellent working order. The compass finds North very well. The transit lock is fully functional. With just the normal signs of age, and some wear to the original lacquered finish of the brass case and lid.