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Image of an early Chinese compass from page 60 of "The science-history of the universe" (1909)

Image on an early Chinese compass from page 60 of the book The Science-History of the Universe. Uploaded to Flickr by the Internet Archive.

In the book, the text appearing before the image says:

as not until about the twelfth century that the discovery was made that a suspended magnet will assume a north and south position. The compass, said to have been introduced into Europe from China, appeared first about 1190. 

Book Citation:

Rolt-Wheeler, Francis, ed. The Science-History of the Universe. New York: Current Literature Publishing Company, 1909.