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Quadrant, by J. Rowley, English, c. 1700

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Inventory Number: 31785
Object Type: Object
Persons: John Rowley
Date Created:
Place Created: United Kingdom (England) Europe
Accession Number: 1925-43
Brief Description: English ivory and brass quadrant (Gunter type) on a wooden stand. Signed, "I: Rowley. fecit:."; undated; c.1700.

The quadrant is used to find the time from the sun's altitude, as well as for other astronomical measurements and calculations. It follows the design published in 1623 by Edmund Gunter.
Primary Inscriptions: Signed, "I: Rowley. fecit:."
Provenance: Lent by Christ Church, Oxford in 1925.
Collection Group: Orrery Collection
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
170 155 mm


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