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Equinoctial Dial, by C. Bidault, French, 17th Century

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Inventory Number: 33263
Object Type:
Persons: C. Bidault
Date Created: 17th century
Place Created: France Europe
Subject Classification(s): Lewis Evans Collection By Collection Sundials Mathematical Instruments By Trade Location  
Accession Number: 1924-0/part
Brief Description: Square brass base with magnetic compass (needle missing), folding silver hour ring, latitude adjustment by cam and spring controlled by bar beneath the base. Inside lid has latitude table after Magini. Fishskin covered case.
Primary Inscriptions: 'C. Bidault au P. des Galleries'
Provenance: From the collection of Lewis Evans.
Collection Group: Lewis Evans Collection
Material(s): Gilt brass and silver
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
65 65 mm


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