Naval Sundial
22€

Naval Sundial

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  • Reference:P-099
  • Brand:Antiquus

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Tha sundials named of "faltriquera" ( pocket sundials) were very used during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries primarily for its portability. Reduced-size sundials were very easy to carry in a pocket (hence its name ) and easily accessible because you just had to match the north pole of the compass bearing, with the number 12 of sundial, from This way the sundial was located on the north-south meridian of the place. The cast shadow told them the time. Also at that time there were appointments and meetings and therefore set a time was also needed, which allowed them to these simple tools.

As in most things, it had with affordable prices for the lower classes, and real gems inlaid in ivory damask and affordable only to the upper classes, apart from older applications, for example solar italics hours and Babylonian hours, equatorial type with a small vane for measuring wind direction etc.

This one is a reproduction of a sundial that is in the Naval Museum of Madrid, however very similar examples can be found in many museums around the world, including the British Museum, the Naval Museum of Greenwitch and many more.

It is made of wood, polished by hand with natural waxes and comes in a beautiful gift box. It is accompanied by a small booklet with the history of the sundial and instructions.

It has two modes as its cover:

- Beautifully engraved brass plaque representing a magnetic astronomical clock invented by Athanasius Kircher.

-With a paper printout of a list indicating the different latitudes of the major European cities

 

Measures:

Width: 5 cm

length: 7.5 cm

Thickness: 2 cm

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