An early Italian boxwood diptych sundial, circa 1700

An early Italian boxwood diptych sundial, circa 1700

1000 euros

Circa

1700

Country of manufacture

Other

Categories: Portable Sundials, Timekeeping

Description

A delicate and small portable diptych sundial, from the north of Italian and for the 43° latitude so between Firenze and Roma.

The upper part is nicely engraved with a landscape in the coutryside and with some buildings. The outer part have a small compass with its small needle still magnetized.

The instrument is in general very good condition and of delicate construction.

Size : 5,8×4,9×1,7 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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