navigational and map-making instruments from
Lewis & Clark's era.
The Lewis & Clark Compass
An accurate and durable
compass is an essential tool for any explorer. Our Lewis & Clark
compass is a faithful reproduction of the instruments the captains used
to navigate during the Expedition.
4 Inch Sextant
The sextant was an indispensible
tool for the Corps. This device allows you to calculate your latitude
north or south of the Equator by using the sun (or the North Star) and
the horizon. Both Lewis and Clark used this tool during the Expedition.
Dry Card Compass
This handsome brass
compass works without a needle; instead, the entire compass face rotates
to help you find your way.
This brass reproduction
of a 19th century surveyor's compass recalls one of William Clark's
essential mapmaking tools. The compass has a base with a recessed cylinder
for use with a rod and a spirit level for accurate sighting and measurement.