A Fine Antique Brass & Silvered Octagonal Pocket Sundial & Compass with Original Leather-bound Case.
Made by Johann Martin of Augsburg (Germany), this equinoctial compass sundial can be used throughout the degrees of 41-60, which include the majority of Europe, from Spain up to Scandinavia, with a table of latitudes for 34 cities on the bottom of the compass.
Above the table of latitudes is the compass, which is signed/engraved “Johann Martin in Augsburg 48” around its edge, to which the folding hour scale and latitude arc are attached.
Accompanied by its original leather case.
Johann Martin – b. 1642 – d. 1720. Son of Marx Martin registered as working in Frankfurt C. 1642.
Width: 6.5cm (including case)
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