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Vertical Disc Dial, by Alexius Schniep, Vienna, c. 1600

Inventory Number: 33775
Object Type:
Persons: Alexius Schniep (Maker (Signed by))
Date Created: c. 1600
Place Created: Vienna Austria Europe
Subject Classification(s): Lewis Evans Collection By Collection Sundials Mathematical Instruments By Trade Location  
Accession Number: 1924-0/part
Brief Description: Gilt-brass with hour-lines marked on a semicircular band, within which is a circular disc, on one side of which are scales showing length of day and night, and times of sunrise and sunset, and on the other side a lunar volvelle and aspectarium; while at the top of the instrument is a compass minus its magnetic needle and glass cover.
Primary Inscriptions: "HOCOPVS FECIT ALEXIVS SCHNIEP VIENNA AVSTRIAE".
Provenance: Presented by Lewis Evans
Collection Group: Lewis Evans Collection
Material(s): Gilt-brass

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