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Inventory no. 52296 - Former Display Label

German ASTRONOMICAL COMPENDIUM
1553.

Gilt and silvered brass. Signed, "HOC HOROLOGIVM FECIT VLRICVS SCHNIEP MONACENSIS AD ELEVATIONEM POLI 38 40 42 44 46 48 50 52 54 GRA ANNO *1.5.5.3.*"
Includes:
1. A nocturnal (index arm broken) combined with a volvelle giving the times of sunrise and sunset throughout the year in latitudes 42°, 44°, 46° and 48°.

2. A volvelle and aspectarium inscribed, "CIRCVLI HORARV[M] LVNÆ ET HORA: ITALICA:".

3. An inclining dial, adjustable for use in the latitudes mentioned in the inscription quoted above; and a compass. On the sloping edge of the gnomon is a point whose shadow, on lines engraved on the dial-plate, indicates the sun's declination.

4. A table of the latitudes of 48 places.

[G. 377]
Lewis Evans Collection.

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