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Inventory no. 35846 - Former Display Label

German ASTRONOMICAL COMPENDIUM
1566

Gilt and silvered brass. Signed, "CHRISTOPHORVS SCHISSLE FACIEBAT AVGVSTAE VINDELICORVM ANNO DOMINI 1566 IAR
Includes: 1. A wind-rose.

2. A circular table giving the compass bearings from Augsburg o 90 towns. (An index-arm is missing.)
3. A horizontal string-gnomon dial, for latitude 48°. The string winds round a barrel, containing a watch-spring, which keeps it taut.

4. A lunar volvelle and aspectarium.

5. A horizontal pin-gnomon dial, engraved with hour-lines for planetary and Italian hours.

[G. 370]
Lewis Evans Collection.

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