Description: An early 18th-Century silver Butterfield-pattern compass sundial, signed on the horizontal plate Le Maire Fils A Paris, engraved with the hours for latitudes? 42°, the inset compass with sixteen compass points, blued-iron needle with brass cap and glazed cover, the folding gnomon with bird-shaped pointer, and graduated 40° - 60°, the underside engraved with the latitudes for twenty-four cities and towns, supported on a turned foot. This 18th-Century brass Butterfield-type compass sundial, signed P. Le Maire A Paris, the octagonal base plate engraved with foliate panel and four hour scales marked 52 de 4 - 12 - 8, 49 de IIII - XII - VIII, 46 de 4 - 12 - 8 and 43 de V - XII - VII, the folding, spring-loaded gnomon engraved with foliate motifs and latitude scale 40° - 60° running against a pointer in the form of a bird, the compass with engraved rose and brass-capped, blued-steel needle, the underside engraved with the names and latitudes of 31 European cities, in fitted, blue plush-lined, leather-covered case -- 3in.La Measure Du Temps (Brussels, 1984);DAUMAS, Maurice Scientific Instruments Of The Seventeenth And Eighteenth Centuries And Their Makers(London, 1972). GUYE, Samuel and Henri MICHEL Time & Space Measuring Instruments From The 15th To The 19th Century (London, 1971);MADDISON, F. A Supplement To A Catalogue Of Scientific Instruments In The Collection Of J. (Oxford and London, 1957);SYNDRAM, Dirk s Und Sonnenuhren (Munich, 1989). This is a genuine antique! Remember - Fake news and fake antiques are fakes! This antique vintage French universal equinoctial dial would make a wonderful addition to that antique scientific instrument collection when placed in a prominent position.
Please note that the photos form a part of the condition description. The item "ANTIQUE Le` MEIER FRENCH BRASS SUNDIAL, Circa 1720" is in sale since Wednesday, August 5, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Science & Medicine (Pre-1930)\Scientific Instruments\Other Antique Science Equip". The seller is "captainmadison" and is located in Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania.
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