Web site: https://www.digbyantiques.co.uk/
An amazing item with details and date regarding its purchase and origins.
The inside of the box confirms that it was purchased in Florence on 26th March 1850.
A great survivor.
The paper compass with blued steel pointer is set behind glass in an ebony base. The base has four tiny brass feet.
The whole item is in really super condition as it has probably sat in the box since purchase.