Map Weights

posted 5 Mar 2013, 13:08 by Patrick Robinson   [ updated 8 Apr 2016, 17:51 ]
A rare and beautiful complete set of map weights in their original box. Of maritime origin, the housing is Indian teak or padouk and inlaid with rosewood and boxwood. The nine individual lead weights are each encased in mahogany, and were used to secure large maps on a campaign table.
British Colonial, early 19th century.

Dimensions: 360mm long x 140mm wide x 140mm high