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Brass Augsburg-Pattern Equinoctial Dial

Auction:
2345
Lot:
59
Sold for:
$470$400

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2345
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
July 29, 2006 10:00AM

Description:

Brass Augsburg-Pattern Equinoctial Dial, of octagonal form, with engraved design of flowers in hatched border, silvered compass with blued-steel needle, gilt-brass hub and central engraved windrose, hinged latitude arc, pin gnomon and chapter ring divided III-XII-IX, the underside with engraved latitudes of Corfu: 39, Rom: 42, Zurick: 50, and London: 52, wd. 2 1/8 in.
Estimate $600-800

Keywords

blued-steel needle, London, Compass, Engraving, Islamic culture, Qibla compass, Salat