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Antiqye Augsburg Pattern Brass Sundial, circa 18th century


Offered for sale is the very rare antique octagonal brass 18th century Brass UNIVERSAL EQUINOCTIAL SUNDIAL, 2" wide, ,hour ring divided III-XII-IX and 3-12-9 on the inside, with inset compass, engraved floral motif, silvered four-point compass SE, OR, ME, OC, with cities' latitudes engraved on the reverse. #CRE 97

This Augsburg-Type Octagonal Universal Equinoctial Dial, c. 1770 manufactured probably by Ludians Theodor Muller, engraved brass with inset compass, with upper surface with hinged latitude arc and hour ring, in good working order.

Provenance: Christies, S. Kensington, April 2008

Lit.: Bobingen, M.: Alt-Augsburger Kompassmacher, Verlag Rösler Augsburg 1966: S. 292 und Abb. S. 160. A Nikolaus Rugendas III (1665-1745) horizontal Sun & Moon Dial Augsburg c. 1710

A Sundial is an instrument for marking time based on the shadow of a pointer (the gnomon) cast by the sun on a graduated plane. It was the main method of judging time before the 16th and 17th centuries and were often made of brass.

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