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Butterfield-Type Dial, by P. Le Maire, Paris, Early 18th Century

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Inventory Number: 52789
Object Type:
Persons: Pierre Le Maire (Maker (Signed by))
Date Created: Early 18th Century
Place Created: Paris France Europe
Subject Classification(s): Lewis Evans Collection By Collection Sundials Mathematical Instruments By Trade Location  
Accession Number: 1924-0/part
Brief Description: Unusually large Butterfield dial. Octagonal base with inset compass, hour scales for 52, 46, 43, 65, 60, 55°, sprung folding gnomon with swan index moving against latitude scale 40-65°. Underside carries lists of latitudes. With original fishskin-covered case.
Primary Inscriptions: "P. Le Maire / A. Paris" and "A. La Pierre / d.'Aiman"
Provenance: Presented by Lewis Evans.
Collection Group: Lewis Evans Collection
Material(s): Brass and glass
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
214 182 mm

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