Rare round brass sundial signed HYERONIMVS VVLPARIA . FA (ciebat) 1577

Rare round brass sundial signed HYERONIMVS VVLPARIA . FA (ciebat) 1577



11 cm diameter





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Categories: Timekeeping, Portable Sundials


Round brass sundial signed “HYERONIMVS VVLPARIA . FA (ciebat) 1577”.

On the periphery two concentric circles divided into eight sectors indicating the main winds.

Inside there is a sundial with the hour lines between the two Tropics and its vertical pin hole. A compass with the four cardinal directions and the magnetic declination (the glass and needle are missing). It is surrounded by a compass rose with sixteen directions.

On the opposite side a graduated disc of three concentric circles corresponds to Epacques.

Diameter: 11.1 cm.

Florence dated 1577.

Nota :

– Main activity between 1554 and 1590 in Florence

– Very rare early Italian signature

– It is the largest sundial known signed HYERONIMVS VVLPARIA 

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Galerie Delalande Paris

After 37 years in Le Louvre des Antiquaires, the Delalande gallery moved early June 2015 to 35 rue de Lille, 75007 Paris, on the other side of the Seine River in the well known antic shops area "le Carré Rive Gauche".
Our main specialties are, since 1976, Marine and Scientific instruments, Tobacco and Opium objects, Curiosities and Great Canes.
We participate to international antique fairs (TEFAF Maastricht) and are unique partner of the French Maritime Museum.
Eric Delalande is also Administrator of the French Experts National Company (C.N.E.).
Please visit also our two websites, which are frequently updated: www.antiquites-delalande.fr (French) and www.delalande-antiques.com (English). ----------------------------

La Galerie Delalande s'est installée en juin 2015 au 35 rue de Lille (75007 Paris), au coeur de la capitale dans le "Carré Rive Gauche", après 37 années de présence au Louvre des Antiquaires.
Nous nous sommes orientés, depuis 1976, vers plusieurs spécialités : Marine et Sciences, Objets du tabac et de l'Opium, Cannes de collection et Curiosités.
Nous participons à des salons d'envergure internationale (TEFAF Maastricht) et sommes partenaires exclusifs du Musée National de la Marine.
Eric Delalande est également Administrateur de la Compagnie Nationale des Experts (C.N.E.).
N'hésitez pas à visiter nos deux sites internet fréquemment mis à jour : www.antiquites-delalande.fr (Français) and www.delalande-antiques.com (Anglais).

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