SLNSW-Sextant said to have belonged to Captain Cook-nZNvBaJn
Sextant said to have belonged to Captain Cook
Full title: Sextant said to have belonged to Captain Cook
Date: ca. 1768 - 1779.
Call Numbers: SAFE/DR 11
Record Identifier: nZNvBaJn
Formats: Pictures, Objects
Contents: 1 sextant - Approx. 13 cm. high and 16 cm. wide when assembled, fitting into box 6 cm. high & 14 cm. at widest point, when disassembled - 1 brass, in wooden box with hinged lid
This relic is a set with the scale of sines and pair of parallel rules DR 12 & DR 13. A letter filed with DR 11 dated 19.4.1906, signed by EA Burney states that he believed that Captain Cook gave these relics to his grandfather, Dr William Burney, the then headmaster and founder of the Royal Academy, Gosport. Dr William Burney (1762-1832) established his Academy, or school, in 1791.
Source: ML card catalogue
The authenticity of this relic has been questioned, but no decision reached. Source: ML card catalogue
Digital order no:Album ID : 823688
On display in Maps Room.