IMPORTANT HORARY QUADRANT  BY HENRY SUTTON 11″ INCHES RADIUS

IMPORTANT HORARY QUADRANT BY HENRY SUTTON 11″ INCHES RADIUS

£18,000

A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO PURCHASE AN EARLY & HISTORIC ENGLISH QUADRANT SIGNED ON BOTH SIDES :HENRICUS SUTTON LONDINI FECIT 1658 LAT. 51.32 ( LONDON ) NEW STYLE AND THIS INSTRUMENT OR ANY OF THE MATHEMATIQUES ARE MADE IN BRASS OR WOOD BY HENRY SUTTON INSTRUMENT MAKER BEHIND THE ROYAL EXCHANGE. NEW STYLE INCLUDES THE GREGORIAN CALENDAR (GREGORIAN CALENDAR 1582 POPE GREGORY XIII. ADOPTED IN ENGLAND 1752 TO REPLACE THE JULIAN CALENDAR 1ST JAN.45BC JULIUS CAESER) THE PRINTED PAPER SCALES / PLATES ARE ALMOST CERTAINLY MOUNTED ON AN OAK CORE , MANY SCALES, LINES,CALANDERS, STARS, AND PROJECTIONS ETC. PROVENANCE: THE ESTATE OF LORD KENYON, GREDINGTON.

Circa

1658/1750

Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Navigational instruments, Calculating, Calendars, Portable Sundials, Timekeeping

Description

IN VERY GOOD CONDITION THE ORIGINAL SIGHTS NOT PRESENT .PHILIP LEA . OR HIS PARTNERS PROBABLY ALTERED THE ORIGINAL SUTTON PLATES IN THE 17/18TH CENTURY. PLEASE FIND MANY REFERENCES TO SUTTON & THE HISTORY OF THESE QUADRANTS: D J BRYDEN THE INSTRUMENT MAKER & THE PRINTER- PAPER INSTRUMENTS MADE IN 17TH CENTURY LONDON. SIS BULLETIN NO. 55 DEC.1997 PAGE 3. EARLY SCIENCE IN OXFORD VOL. 2 PAGE 178. NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM-COLLECTIONS ZBA4318  NAV1042. THAT INCOMPARABLE INSTRUMENT MAKER: THE REPUTATION OF HENRY SUTTON. JIM BENNETT.

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Based in Lelant, near St Ives, Cornwall, I have been trading since 1979, buying and selling scientific instruments and nautical antiques. Over the years I have acquired many rare and wonderful items for the trade and collectors alike. I hope this continues. Mike Read. Email: michaelread060@gmail.com

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