Square brass full circle signed W. Sneewins made in The Netherlands circa 1700

Square brass full circle signed W. Sneewins made in The Netherlands circa 1700

11 500 euros


Dimensions (plate): 12.9 cm x 12.9 cm x 6.3 cm high.



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Category: Scientific


Square brass full circle with four sighting pinholes, the upper side of which is engraved with a double degree scale graduated from 0 to 180 twice. Inside is a large rotating compass with two sighting pinholes with index and a horizontal sundial with a movable gnomon in the centre.

Inside the compass is a 16-way compass rose surrounded by a degree scale graduated from 0 to 90 four times, with a blued steel needle mounted on a brass pivot, all covered by a glass.

On the back are four engraved circles and in the centre the screwed foot mounted on a removable turned brass ball joint.

The top of the turntable is signed “W. Sneewins”. Presence of a suspension ring.

In its original carrying case.

Dimensions (plate): 12.9 cm x 12.9 cm x 6.3 cm high.

Holland circa 1700.

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FR 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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