Sundial with Compass Marin Willebrand Pocket Watch

Sundial with Compass Marin Willebrand Pocket Watch

COMPASS-GL2019-27-AI
$7,000.00
Sundial with Compass Marin Willebrand Pocket Watch
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Sundial with Compass Marin Willebrand Pocket Watch

COMPASS-GL2019-27-AI
$7,000.00

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Sundial with Compass Marin Willebrand Pocket Watch
C. 1700
CASE: The yellow brass and gilt case is 53mm x 57mm in size.
DIAL: This gold dial displays Arabic numerals.
CONDITIONS:
C 3-15 (The case is in very good condition, slightly worn)
D 3-6 (The dial is in very good condition, patinated)

This is an antique pocket sundial, compass, level, made by Johann Willebrand in Augsburg, not later than 1725.  Johann Willebrand lived between 1658 and 1726, and was a top maker of pocket sundials. The data ring gives major European cities elevation.  This is a real museum piece.  It is complete and the compass works great.  One recently sold at Sotheby's for $8,400.00 Dollars.

The top of the sundial is hinged and a curved scale is used to set your local latitude angle.

The sun's shadow cast by the sundial's vane marks the local time. The top of the sundial can lay down flat, and both the latitude scale and the sundial vane are hinged to lay flat for compact storage.

On the underside of the piece are cities from around the world along with where on the elevation pole the city lies to be used in calculations.  The correct time will show only if the local latitude corresponds to the angle of the gnomon.

A very rare, early Sundial/Compass signed by Marin Willebrand.