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Equinoctial Dial, by Johann Willebrand, Augsburg, Early 18th Century

Inventory Number: 41968
Object Type:
Persons: Johann Willebrand (Maker (Signed by))
Date Created: Early 18th Century
Place Created: Augsburg Germany Europe
Accession Number: 1957-84/97
Brief Description: Augsburg type, with gilt eight-sided base, silver inclinometer frame with gilt plumbob, silver hinged quadrant, silver compass dial with the names of towns and their latitudes on the underside of the bowl, and a silver wide broken hour ring secured inside a gilt ring. Octagonal case of paper and dark brown leather with red silk lining.
Primary Inscriptions: "Johann Willebrand, in Augspurg 48" engraved on the underside around the compass bowl.
Provenance: Presented by J. A. Billmeir with his collection.
Collection Group:
Material(s): Silver

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