A German horizontal brass Sundial with compass, late 17th early 18th century. Brass scale plate on 3 adjustable feet, with hours marked in Roman numerals. Fixed gnomon with plumb made for a latitude of ca. 49 degrees (Nuremberg). Compass in a reduced around brass box construction with the Latin placeholders: Sept, Ori, Merid and Occid. The indicated magnetic declination is approximately 10 degrees west. Dimensions. 13 x 8 cm.
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Van Leest Antiques, based in Utrecht in the Netherlands, specialises in antique scientific and medical instruments. Their collection covers mainly scientific and medical antique instruments: barometers, globes and planataria, nautical instruments, anatomical models, and pharmacy items. Toon Van Leest travels regularly in Europe and visits trade fairs, auctions, and antique dealers to collect stock and to find pieces to fulfil his clients' unusual requests.
As well as being an avid antique collector and dealer, Toon Van Leest is also a dentist. He believes that antiques are a stable investment, not reliant on trends or fashion, and have truly lasting value. Above all, he says, antiques are timeless and never lose their beauty.