Nautical Sextant, J Scott Sextant, Royal Navy Sextant, Antique Style Sextants, Vintage Sextants

A sextant is a highly mathematical object used to measure the angular distances between objects. In particular it’s used for taking altitudes in navigation and surveying. In other words, this is what people used to draw accurate maps before satellites and the internet came along.

We’re proud to say that our sextants aren’t just pretty display pieces – they’re fully functional. These items make great gifts for anyone interested in cartography, exploring, adventure, and history. Each item comes in a felt-lined, beautifully polished treated mango wooden box.