What is History of Compass ?
Theearliest referencetoitsuseinnavigationwasbytheEnglishman,AlexanderNeckam(1 157-1217).
Muslim geographers and navigatorswere the first to use magnetic needlesin navigation.
Eventually someone noticed that the lodestones were better at pointing out real directions, leading to the first compasses. They designed the compass on a square slab which had markings for the cardinal points and the constellations. The pointing needle was a lodestone spoon-shaped device, with a handle that would always point south.