Universal equatorial sundial made by Edmund Culpeper

Universal equatorial sundial made by Edmund Culpeper




Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Portable Sundials, Timekeeping


This universal equatorial sundial is characterized by an octogonal plate in gilt brass, supported by three small silver legs. It contains a richly engraved compass, a hinged latitude silver arm and a hinged hour-ring silver segment. The compass is equipped with a system to adjust the magnetic declination.

The plate bears the name and latitude of four British and one Irish cities, whence the back of the compass shows 12 continental cities, elegantly arranged as a rosewind. The monogram .E.C. stands for « Edmund Culpeper » and the case has been conceived for easy seizing of the instrument.

Dimensions : 4,7 cm x 4,7 cm

NB. : Edmund Culpeper (1660/1737) was a reputated instrument maker in London in the first part of the XVIIIth century and highly recognized for his invention of the tripod compound microscope which bears his name.

NB. : this type of sundial presents good similarities with another one studied in our book « Sundials » under reference E 7 page 274.

Edmund Culpeper London c. 1700.


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