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Antique Rare GERMAN Square Equinoctial Dial 18th Century

$1,695.00

Offered for sale is a very rare antique 18th Century Square German Equinoctial Dial, having a scrolled and engraved pierced scalloped plate, glazed inset silvered compass with engraved compass rose, blued needle and brass cap, hour ring with Roman Chapters, spring loaded gnomon, latitude arc 0 - 90 degrees, engraved compass rose under well, three turned feet 2 3/8" in diameter. #090

Provenance: Yorktown Auction, Nov. 1993

Reference: Museum of the History of Science #350; Skinner Auctions, July 2011.

The instrument is a nice and very rare most likely German 17th Century antique sun dial compass with many engravings and digits all made with niello. An important piece to all nautical collectors as well as to watch and timepiece collectors. The instrument is in remarkably fine condition, and working order with a crisp clear inside where the magnetic arrow is, and could use a polish or shine, given it's centuries of aging and tarnish. The patina is as found. This portable nautical sun dial and compass is a fantastic antique ship navigation instrument and time piece, and makes a great display when positioned in a prominent place in the antique scientific instrument of a discriminating collector's prized accumulation.

Lit: Antique Scientific Instruments, by John Fitzmaurice Mills, Aurum Press

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Please look at the picture and read the description, which form a part of the condition description. What you see and what you read is what you are buying

International purchasers should contact sellers at: CAPTAINMADISON@ATT.NET for a shipping and insurance quote to your address and country. International purchasers should appreciate that the Customs Dept. of your country may assess duties, taxes and/or other charges on your purchase as it enters your country, which expenses are not part of the purchase price for this item and remains the sole expense of the purchaser.

This product would make a wonderful addition to any scientific instrument or sundial collection when displayed in a prominent place, being a grand collectible item that would adorn any serious collector's prized scientific instrument and sundial accumulations, while showing a discriminating dedication for fine sundials and other scientific instrument items as well as a devotion to acquiring fine collectibles.

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