London, South Kensington
17 May 2007
A German wood and polychrome paper diptych dial
Verfertigt von David Beringer; late 18th Century/early 19th Century
with foliate and decorative motifs on three surfaces, Leaf Ia table of latitude for fourty-eight European cities, Leaf Ib ten string gnomon points for latitudes between 38 and 55° and a vertical dial numbered 6-12-6, Leaf IIa with four concentric hour scales for latitudes 55, 50, 45 and 40° and central compass basin with eight-point windrose, labelled, with magnetic north delineated and blued-steel needle, Leaf IIb plain.
width 5.1cm. (2in.)
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