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Use of a quadrant for navigation

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Use of a quadrant for navigation

Sailor sighting on a star with a quadrant for navigation.
Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

North Wind Picture Archives brings history to life with stock images and hand-colored illustrations

Media ID 5886659

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This print takes us back in time to the era of exploration and maritime adventures. In this hand-colored woodcut, we witness a sailor utilizing a quadrant for navigation while sighting on a star. The vintage aesthetic adds an air of authenticity, transporting us to the 19th century. The image showcases the ingenuity and resourcefulness of sailors during that period. The quadrant, a navigation instrument used to measure angles between celestial bodies and the horizon, was an essential tool for determining one's position at sea. It allowed sailors to navigate vast oceans with precision and accuracy. The illustration beautifully captures the symbiotic relationship between man and technology as our sailor gazes up at the starry sky, relying on his knowledge and expertise to guide his ship through uncharted waters. This scene evokes feelings of wonderment and admiration for those brave souls who ventured into unknown territories in search of new discoveries. As we delve into this historic artwork, it serves as a reminder of humanity's insatiable thirst for exploration. It symbolizes our relentless pursuit of knowledge beyond familiar horizons. Through this image, North Wind Picture Archives invites us to appreciate both the artistry behind traditional illustrations and the remarkable advancements made in navigation throughout history. Without mentioning any commercial use or specific company affiliations, this print stands as a testament to human curiosity and resilience on our endless quest for discovery across vast seas under shimmering stars.

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