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Surveying Instrument and Sundial, by Christoph Trechsler, Dresden?, 1608

Object is on display.
Inventory Number: 52027
Object Type:
Persons: Christoph Trechsler (Maker)
Date Created: Dated 1608
Place Created: Dresden Germany Europe
Subject Classification(s): Lewis Evans Collection By Collection  
Accession Number: 1924-0/part
Brief Description: This type of instrument is shown in contemporary texts placed at the edge of a plane table. Compass plate with index arm fixed on decorative wooden base. Two folding sights mounted on base. One sight has crossed threads, the other is a pinhole. Vertical semicircle with string-gnomon dial on one side (the construction points for the graduation of the dial are visible and arranged in a square pattern). On the other side semicircle of degrees and shadow square with alidade.
Primary Inscriptions: "*C*T*M*F* *1608*"
Provenance: Presented by Lewis Evans.
Collection Group:
Material(s): Gilt and silvered brass
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
345 113 90 mm


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