Hypatia of Alexandria Compass


Hypatia of Alexandria was a Greek philosopher and teacher and was the head of the Neoplatonic school of Alexandria. She was born in Egypt during the 5th-century and excelled in the science of mathematics and astronomy.

The Hypatia of Alexandria Compass has an elaborate engraved decoration featuring a wind rose on its cover. It comes in a wooden box with nautical decorations and includes a small booklet with the history of the compass. Fashioned out of hardwood and zinc and copper alloys, it is resistant to any change in humidity and temperature.

The compass is an instrument used for navigation and orientation that uses the concepts of magnetism to show direction relative to the geographic cardinal directions. They usually include a diagram known as a "compass rose" that shows the directions north, south, east, and west on the compass face as abbreviated initials.

Size: The Hypatia of Alexandria Compass spans approximately 4.5 x 8 cm (1.77 x 3.15 inches)