Offering "All Sorts of Instruments for Sea and Land"
By BROWNE, John , 1750

John Browne Compass Maker and Ship Chandler

Ephemera London
  • Author: BROWNE, John
  • Publication place: London
  • Publisher: No. 5 Stoney Lane, near Pickle Herring Stairs, Southwark
  • Publication date: before 1750
  • Physical description: Engraved trade card.
  • Dimensions: 120 by 125mm. (4.75 by 5 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 17848


An early trade card for John Browne, who subsequently moved to “near Wapping Old Stairs” where he sold “all Sorts of Instruments for Sea or Land, As Compasses, Glasses, Lathorns, & Colours. Likewise Books for Navigation & Sea Charts, Also Guns, Gunpowder, Shot, and all Sorts of Ship Chandlery and Turnery Wares”.


  1. See BM Heal for a later, c1750, trade card for Browne