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Brass Equinoctial Compass and Sundial for South America

Auction:
2345
Lot:
62
Sold for:
$264$225

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

Description:

Brass Equinoctial Compass and Sundial for South America, signed A. Schaeffner, with hinged latitude arm, Roman chapter ring, shaped base plate engraved with latitudes of Nicoya 10, Cruxillo 16, San Salvador 13 and Nicaragua 10, inset compass with 1 3/4-inch brass dial, silvered needle ring divided 0-360°, three leveling screws and vial, wd. 3 1/4 in., (lacking gnomon).
Estimate $400-600

Keywords

South America, San Salvador, Nicaragua, Polaroid 88 Polacolor ER 3-1/4 x 3-3/8'' Film, 80 ASA (623959), Clocks, Compass, Gnomon, Qibla compass, Sundials, Time, Timekeeping