Compass Kleman

An interesting Dutch compass signed on the compass card:

J. M. Kleman Fecit


The compass is surmounted by a brass pivot with agate and is marked with eight points marked N.O., Oost, S.O., Suyden, S.W., West, N.W. and a French lily for North. The circular wooden case with screw-on lid.

Jan Marten Kleman (1758 – 1845) was an Amsterdam instrumentmaker who worked from 1781 from his workshop in the Bergstraat.

In good condition.

13 cm in diameter, 4 cm high.

Made ca. 1790.