Fine antique pocket sundial featuring standard three-scale arrangement and eight-pointed rose compass with cardinal and quadrantal points noted in French. The latitude scale on the gnomon is adjustable for latitudes 40°-60°. The reverse is finely engraved with a central acanthus rosette and spine. Cities listed are mostly in France, dial includes early spellings such as Degrez. He then became Ingénieur du Roi in 1691.
His place of business was at the Quai des Morfondus at the sign of the Astrolabe in Paris. Macquarts son-in-law and partner, Michel Cadot, continued his business by keeping the same sign. Similar sundials can be found at the Royal Greenwich Museum. Oxford Museum of the History of Science. The item "Fine Butterfield Sundial By Henry Macquart Circa 1700" is in sale since Tuesday, June 9, 2020.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Science & Medicine (Pre-1930)\Scientific Instruments\Other Antique Science Equip". The seller is "instrumentumantiques" and is located in Los Angeles, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.