Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Featured Artifact: French Sundial and Compass


Pocket-size combination sundial and compass, silver.

Roman numerals indicate the time of day around the face. Arabic numerals are underneath. Engraved. Dial indicator also engraved. On the underside, a flower design is engraved and "Roch blongeau/Paris 1673."

Morr 5536

History of Sundials:

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