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    Sale 5808

    Travel, Science & Natural History

    8 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 78

    A universal sundial for southern latitudes

    EUROPEAN FOR THE SOUTH AMERICAN MARKET, 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A universal sundial for southern latitudes
    European for the South American market, 19th century
    unsigned and undated, engraved hour band 8-12-4 and VIII-XII-IIII subdivided to quarter hour, latitude arc for [76°]-0°, two bubble levels, three screw feet, silvered compass 0°-360° subdivided by 1° with eight wind points and engraved central flower, the main body engraved with latitudes for three European towns and nine South American towns, in original leather case (edges scuffed, one clasp damaged).
    5in. (13cm.)


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