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    Sale 5808

    Travel, Science & Natural History

    8 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 83

    A brass french inclining dial

    BY CHAPOTOT, 17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    This lot is offered without a reserve

    A brass french inclining dial
    By Chapotot, 17th Century
    the inclining hour plate numbered IIII-XII-VII, subdivisions to quarter-hours, signed CHAPOTOT A PARIS with foliage decoration, shaped gnomon folding flat with floral motif, latitude arc for -60° numbered by 10° divided by 1°, table of latitudes for 18 French cities, finely engraved eight-point compass rose with fleur-de-lys, degree scale divided -90° four times, subdivided to 2°, numbered by 10°, the reverse with table of latitudes for 18 European cities, floral motif engraved on reverse of compass.
    2¾in. (7cm.) long


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