Rare and Beautiful 17/18th century Butterfield type brass sundial signed

Rare and Beautiful 17/18th century Butterfield type brass sundial signed

1250 euro

Country of manufacture

France

Category: Portable Sundials

Description

Rare and Beautiful 17/18th century Butterfield type brass sundial signed “Macquart a Paris”

In very good overall conditions with fine engravings and signature, the compass  came without case.
 size: 69×63 mm

MACQUART, HENRY     France, fl. 1685-1720,      made wide range of instruments including armillary spheres, sundials of various types, quadrants, graphometers, dip needles, gunner’s levels, etc;
Pupil of Pierre Sevin; father-in-law of Michel Cadot and partner; sometimes signed “H. Macquart”; member of the “Corporation des fondeurs”; Master in 1688; received title of “Marchand fondeur, Ingénieur d’ instruments suivant la Cour et Conseils de sa Majesté.”

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Eppursimuove is located in the northwest of Italy. I deal with antique scientific instruments and their history. This passion has turned into a profession that leads me every day in search of ancient instruments that helped us to observe, measure, explore and know the sky and the earth. They still amaze and make us wonder, as they did for their original makers and users. For this reason they must be preserved and collected. Please feel free contact me if you need more information on listed items. Thanks.