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More About Sextant | Antique Brass Sextant

Used to measure the angle between two visible objects and popularly used in celestial navigation, the sextant, much like the compass, has played a large role in maritime history. The Emporium of Nantucket offers a number of different authentic, working old fashioned sextants. Although you might not be using celestial navigation to find your way, you can add a bit of poetry and nautical nostalgia to any room. Combine the sextant with other nautical accents such as a nautical clock, hourglasses and calendars, or porthole mirrors.