Very Fine Butterfield Type Pocket Sundial With Compass By Cadot Á Paris – 1737 For Sale
Very Fine Butterfield Type Pocket Sundial With Compass By Cadot Á Paris - 1737
This is a lovely brass pocket sundial with compass, with a finely engraved traditional “Bird” Gnomon and dated in the engraving 1737, by Cadot á Paris, a much respected instrument maker.
The face of the sundial is engraved with 2 tracks of Roman numerals and 2 tracks of Arabic numerals with numbers at the end of the tracks indicating latitudes.
The reverse is engraved with the names of 18 cities and their respective latitudes. There is also a well engraved spring lock for the gnomon.
The eight pointed compass under the domed glass indicates North.
This has not been cleaned or restored.
Dimensions approximately: 66mm wide by 75mm long by 10.5mm overall thickness (with gnomon flat of course)
Here is a wonderful opportunity to acquire a superb pocket sundial of the type that rarely comes to market.
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