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Antique German Maritime Pocket Sundial~Compass~Cased

$1,750.00

Offered for sale is this fine antique early Maritime Sundial and Compass, in hexagon shape, which we estimate this gem of an antique scientific instrument to be early 18th century (circa 1720) German or French, housed in a wood case. This continental pocket combination sundial and compass, in an Octagonal body housing a circular dial (compass) blue steel hand under a glass, with a Folding Circular Sundial index supported by a crescent index marked in degrees with folding gnomon. Engraved on the underside of cities: "Elev a Poli - Augsburg Paris Cacao Amsterdam" 48 ~~~50. fitted in a square hinged wood box. The instrument measures 2 inches in diameter.

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

Shipping: FREE to the United States. We also will ship worldwide.

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.

Sellers exclusively use the USPS as its' shipper (insurance available).

Please email sellers to: CAPTAINMADISON@ATT.NET for purchasing, payment, shipping arrangements, requests for more photos, as well as any other inquiries.

Payments may be made by check (must clear), bank checks, postal or bank money orders, Western Union money transfers, pre-payment arrangements, and/or other secure money transfers or payments.

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www.antiquesundials.com


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This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 30 January, 2014.

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