Hand crafted of wood with green paint finish accented with a brass plaque on the lid and featuring a compass with cotton shadow line.

Quadrants with a compass, introduced in the 15th century, were the first portable sundials. The compass served to face the quadrant toward the north and the gnomon (a bit of cord or a flexible triangle) could be raised or lowered to accommodate the latitude where the compass is used. 

This model has Compass Rose in the upper part with a needle to determine the 32 different rhumbs.

The golden age of sundials lasted from the 15th century to the end of the 18th.

Brass Kepler

SKU: H04
£35.00Price
  • Height: 0.79 inches

    Length: 3.00 inches

    Width: 2.76 inches

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