Compendium by Augustine Ryther

Made:
1588
Portable universal equinoctial sundial, in brass, signed "A Ryther * Fecit * 1588" with inscription "WILLIAM PAWLEY Portable universal equinoctial sundial, in brass, signed "A Ryther * Fecit * 1588" with inscription "WILLIAM PAWLEY Portable universal equinoctial sundial, in brass, signed "A Ryther * Fecit * 1588" with inscription "WILLIAM PAWLEY

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Portable universal equinoctial sundial, in brass, signed "A Ryther * Fecit * 1588" with inscription "WILLIAM PAWLEY
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Portable universal equinoctial sundial, in brass, signed "A Ryther * Fecit * 1588" with inscription "WILLIAM PAWLEY
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Portable universal equinoctial sundial, in brass, signed "A Ryther * Fecit * 1588" with inscription "WILLIAM PAWLEY
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

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 Pt1
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), mica and paper (fibre product)
Measurements:
overall (open, as displayed): 60 mm x 58 mm x 127 mm,
type:
sundial
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
  • timepiece