A cased box sextant, presented by the East India company to Mr J Ouchterlony.
Lot 407
A cased box sextant, presented by the East India company to Mr J Ouchterlony.
Sold for £1,000 (US$ 1,450) inc. premium


Lot Details
A cased box sextant, presented by the East India company to Mr J Ouchterlony.
by W Gilbert, London. Reading from 0 to 140 degrees on the silvered scale, the index arm fitted with a vernier to 30 seconds. Fitted with a sliding pinnule sight and a separate telescope with bracket and two shades. In a lined leather case, with a central silver cartouche engraved Mr J Ouchterlony. Presented to him by the Hon Court of Directors of the United East India Comy as a mark of the Court's approbation of his conduct while in the Compy's Military Seminary and of his superior attainments in Mathematics as Exhibited at the Public Examination on the 14th June 1832.
2.7ins. (7cm)diam.

Footnotes

  • Mr J Ouchterlony (1813 - 1877) who latterly was a serving 2nd Lieutenant for The East India Trading Company and is well known for his book "The Chinese War 1844" concerning the Chinese Opium Wars.
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