• Travel, Science & Natural Hist auction at Christies

    Sale 5809

    Travel, Science & Natural History

    15 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 209

    A GILT BRASS ASTRONOMICAL COMPENDIUM

    CIRCA 1600, POSSIBLY SPANISH OR FOR THE SPANISH MARKET

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    A GILT BRASS ASTRONOMICAL COMPENDIUM
    CIRCA 1600, POSSIBLY SPANISH OR FOR THE SPANISH MARKET
    unsigned and undated, possibly made in Spain or for a Spanish market; decorated with floral and animal motifs to each of the four plates, and the edges; three faces carry projections for Italian hours, an equinoctial dial and a horizontal dial, the compass bowl retaining the original needle and glass.
    2¼in. (6cm)
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