A Good-Size Single-Latitude Horizontal Sundial By Maulevaut, 1712-1720

A Good-Size Single-Latitude Horizontal Sundial By Maulevaut, 1712-1720

1500 euros

Circa

1715

Country of manufacture

France

Categories: Portable Sundials, Timekeeping

Description

An unusual and of good-size example of a fix latitude brass horizontal sundial signed, underside, with a large signature “Maulevaut A Paris”.

 

The dial measures 8,7×7,2 cm and it preserved in its original leather cased lined in green velvet.

 

The plate is engraved two times, “pour 49 degrez” [for 49 degrees] so the latitude of Paris.

An hour scale of IIII [sic] to XII and I to VII is engraved with floral decorations on the plate.

 

The fixed gnomon is superbly engraved. 

 

Jean Maulevaut was active in Paris from 1712 to 1720 and his widow, active from 1720-1730, gave her shop to Claude Langlois around 1730.

Despite some traces of antique cleaning, excellent condition for this octogonal Butterfield-type sundial of good size, single-latitude and with an excellent signature.

Case : 9,9×8,3 cm

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FR Le Zograscope

Established by Alexandre Piffault in 2014 and based in Paris at 5 rue de Condé, 75006, very close to Odéon, Le Zograscope specializes in antique and rare books in Science, Medicine and Technology, and rare antique instruments in the same fields. We have especially a strong interest in early and continental microscopy, early and special mathematical/drawing instruments, medical and surgical instrument, and rare technology.

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