Portable universal equinoctial sundial, in brass,

Made:
1588 in London
Portable universal equinoctial sundial, in brass, (Folding equinoctial compass sundial) Portable universal equinoctial sundial, in brass, (Folding equinoctial compass sundial) Portable universal equinoctial sundial, in brass, (Folding equinoctial compass sundial) Portable universal equinoctial sundial, in brass, (Folding equinoctial compass sundial) Portable universal equinoctial sundial, in brass, (Folding equinoctial compass sundial)

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Compendium comprised of universal equinoctial sundial, compass and calendar made by Augustine Ryther in 1588. Signed 'A Ryther * Fecit * 1588" and incribed "WILLIAM PAWLEY OWETH THIS SAME IN ANNO DOMINI 1588".

Augustine Ryther (active 1576-1594) was an early instrument maker and map engraver based in London. This compendium was made for William Pawley in 1588, but no additional information about him is known.

Details

Category:
Time Measurement
Object Number:
1985-2021
Materials:
gilded brass, silvered and mica
Measurements:
overall diameter: 50 mm
type:
folding equinoctial compass sundial
credit:
Sotheby's (New Bond St)

Parts

Compendium by Augustine Ryther

Compendium by Augustine Ryther

Compendium comprised of universal equinoctial sundial, compass and calendar made by Augustine Ryther in 1588. Signed 'A Ryther * Fecit * 1588" and incribed "WILLIAM PAWLEY OWETH THIS SAME IN ANNO DOMINI 1588".


Augustine Ryther (active 1576-1594) was an early instrument maker and map engraver based in London. This compendium was made for William Pawley in 1588, but no additional information about him is known.

Measurements:
overall: 15 mm 67 mm, .085kg
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy) , paper (fibre product) and mica
Object Number:
1985-2021 Pt1
type:
compendium , sundial and compass
Replica compass needle, for portable universal equinoctial sundial

Replica compass needle, for portable universal equinoctial sundial

Compass needle (not original) for portable universal equinoctial sundial, in brass, signed "A Ryther * Fecit * 1588" with inscription "WILLIAM PAWLEY OWETH THIS SAME IN ANNO DOMINI 1588"

Object Number:
1985-2021 Pt2
type:
replicas