This brass nautical brass sextant has a bright, polished brass finish. Sextant comes in felt lined wooden box with brass clasps. This is modeled after an old-fashioned sexton (sextant). The box is 10 wide and 9 deep and the sexton measures 8 inches in each direction. Learn More$249.00
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.