23 - 24 March 2010
A SOUTH GERMAN EQUINOCTIAL COMPASS DIAL
ANDREAS VOGLER, AUGSBURG. 18TH CENTURY
Signed on the base And. Vogl, with folding hour ring, spring loaded folding gnomon and folding latitude arc, octagonal gilt horizontal plate with engraved decoration, silvered rose and blued-steel pointer
5 cm. diam.
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Andreas Vogler (1730-1808) was made citizin of Augsburg in 1766 and, like his brother, Johann Georg Vogler, was a maker of sundials. See also: Maximilian Bobinger, Alt-Augsburger Kompassmacher, Augsburg, 1966.
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