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Description

Reproduction of an 18th century cross-staff in Sjofartsmuseum, Bergen, with a cross bar made of pearwood and scales engraved on an ebony centre bar, 1929

Museum reference

T.1929.140

Collection

History of Science

Object name

Cross-staff, Reproduction

Production information

Bergen, Norway, EUROPE

Date

1929

Materials

Ebony, Pearwood

Physical description

Ebony centre bar, pearwood cross bar

Associations

Owner of original: Sjofartsmuseum, Bergen

References

Horsburgh, Ellice M., 'The cross-staff and its use in navigation', The Scottish Geographical Magazine, Vol 46, March 1930, pp 92-100

Morzer Bruyns, W.F.J., The Cross-staff: History and Development of a Navigational Instrument, Amsterdam, 1994, p 71 item 54, where the original and replica are discussed

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