Astronomical compendium in gilt and silvered brass and silver by Volkmer – 1641

Astronomical compendium in gilt and silvered brass and silver by Volkmer – 1641

€32,000

Circa

1641

Country of manufacture

Germany

Categories: Timekeeping, Portable Sundials, Surveying Instruments & Mining, Scientific

Description

Astronomical compendium in gilt and silver brass and silver signed 

Thobias Volkmer [in Munich] and dated 1641

 

It is composed of a geometric quadrant with movable alidade decorated with fruits and mascarons, an horizontal sundial set for 48° North latitude – ie. that of Munich where Volkmer was based -, a compass with a wind rose, two sides without engraving, and a geometric square.  

A similar compendium is preserved in Cambridge.

The instrument measures 95x95x30 mm closed.

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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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