~FINE GERMAN DIPTYCH/PORTABLE SUNDIAL/COMPASS COMPENDIUM~

~FINE GERMAN DIPTYCH/PORTABLE SUNDIAL/COMPASS COMPENDIUM~

225 GBP ($300 USD) shipping included

A fine 18th/19th century wooden and paper Diptych dial-probably German

Dimensions

3 x 2 x 3/4

Circa

1800

Country of manufacture

Germany

Categories: Portable Sundials, Navigational instruments, Engineering antiques, Tools

Description

Fine, small format pocket sundial/Diptych dial with  colorized sundial and latitudes, compass under yellowing glass (cardinal point for west is O), original string gnomen set for between 50 and 51 degrees (London). Paper on back depicting all major cities in Europe and in perfect (rarely used) condition. One or two stains but nothing that detracts. Original hooks to lock dial and for the fruit wood case. A fine, unsigned (as far as I can tell) example of this popular and useful traveler’s compendium. 

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CA ScientificaOpticae

Scientifica Opticae

Mark Hacking (Scientifica Opticae Inc.) has been an avid collector/dealer for over 30 years. A former Science teacher, he has an innate love for anything natural or mechanical. Specializing in optical (microscopes, telescopes), surveying, medical, weighing and drawing instruments, he is an active participant of the Scientific Instrument Fair in London. Living in Stratford, Ontario, Canada, with his wife and two children; Mark looks forward to meeting as many fellow collectors as possible, and has a worldwide following on eBay (Sciopti).

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