Navigating Instruments

A search term or catalogue number can be used within Search Objects. Both can be found within the Catalogue of Navigating Instruments linked below.

Catalogue of the Navigating Instruments in the Collection of the New Bedford Whaling Museum, by Willem F.J. Mörzer Bruyns (pdf 555 kb)
(The sequence in which the categories have been placed is similar to Brewington’s The Peabody Museum Collection of 1963, and within those categories it is chronological.)

The Museum has over 150 navigating instruments.

photograph of the "little navigator"
Known as the “Little Navigator” this carved
shop sign figure ca. 1810 came to be the mascot 
of the Old Dartmouth Historical Society.


Last modified: April 23, 2017