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    Sale 5428

    Travel, Science & Natural History

    23 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 303

    A gilt-brass French inclining dial

    BY CHAPOTOT, 17TH CENTURY

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    A gilt-brass French inclining dial
    by Chapotot, 17th century
    the inclining hour plate numbered IIII-XII-VII, subdivision to quarter-hours, signed CHAPOTOT A PARIS with foliage decoration, shaped gnomon folding flat with floral motif, latitude arc for 0°-60° numbered by 10° subdivided to 5° and 1°, table of latitudes for 18 French cities, finely engraved eight-point compass rose with fleur-de-lys, degree scale divided 0°-90° four times, subdivided to 2°, numbered by 10°, the reverse with table of latitudes for 18 European cities, floral motif engraved to reverse of compass
    2¾in. (7cm.) long


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