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Inventory no. 43553 - Former Display Label

German HORIZONTAL SOLAR & LUNAR DIAL and INCLINING DIAL.

c.1570

Gilt and silvered brass. Signed, "Ioannes Gruber Norimb:"; undated.

Inside the lid is a horizontal dial for latitude c.48°, for use either as a direct-reading lunar dial or as a solar dial. In the box, surrounding the compass is an inclining dial, adjustable for use in latitudes from 42° to 62°. Underneath the box is a table of the latitudes of 24 places. On top of the lid is engraved a symbolical picture of Astronomy.

From the Michel Collection.

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Billmeir Collection no. 52

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