Full-size vernier sextants were, in skilled hands, instruments of great accuracy, practicality and beauty - a joy to own and
use, but also essential to the safety of the ship.
Our replica Campbell sextant is dedicated to Royal Navy Captain John Campbell, who developed the instrument in 1757.
Crucially his invention appeared at about the same time as the first accurate, portable chronometers - and the
combination of the two transformed navigation from guesswork to science, saving countless lives at sea.
This importance gave rise to the air of mystique which surrounds the instrument and its use, even in today's age of
We are committed to bringing our customers the very finest nautical products. As such, detailing of this authentic replica is
very impressive, with a solid hardwood handle and protective box, six shades of varying intensity, and a powerful
The instrument measures 8x6½", box 9" square.