According to the signature style, we can conclude this particular compass is one of the first instruments made by Bion (this kind of signature with a few artistic curlers in the end - see ¨Bion¨ and ¨Paris¨ - are engraved only in early pieces made by Bion). Scientific instruments with this signature are very hard to find. Another very important feature: the stylized needle with a small circle is original and has been not replaced for a typical rhombus shape needle. A really exceptional and extraordinaire museum piece for demanding collectors.Measures of instrument: 112 millimeters X 112 millimeters. Diameter of dial is 92 millimeters. If you have any question, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Thank you for your visit. The item "ANTIQUE 1680 COMPASS NICOLAS BION A PARIS FRENCH RARE MUSEUM PIECE ROYAL MAKER" is in sale since Wednesday, December 8, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maritime\Maritime Compasses". The seller is "rarityland" and is located in Capital Federal.This item can be shipped worldwide.