Octant and case, probably by Roux, Marseilles, France, 1770-1780
octant and caseINSTRUMENTS - OCTANTS
H. 18 in.; case 18 x 15-5/8 in.
Ebony and brass octant, "E. M. Hazard" (owner's name) on ivory inset; same name on bottom half of the transport case; a brig in black and white is painted on inside cover; on outside cover, under Masonic square, a bird on a branch with banner in its mouth on which "E. Hazard" is carved; case painted black; bird in dull gold. This instrument was very likely made one of the Roux family of Marseilles, France, and can be dated 1770-1780. The graduation runs 0°-90° and v.v.