Diptych Sundial, Germany, Late 18th Century

Diptych Sundial, Germany, Late 18th Century

€220

Circa

1780

Country of manufacture

Germany

Categories: Portable Sundials, Timekeeping

Description

Good example of this classic German-made diptych sundial for the European market.

It is constructed of boxwood covered with colored paper. The compass glass is cracked but undamaged and the string-gnomon is missing, otherwise the condition is ok..

The dial measures 8.3×5.1cm 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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