Portable universal equinoctial sundial, in brass,

Made:
1588 in London

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Group photograph of Portable universal equinoctial sundial, in brass, signed "A Ryther * Fecit * 1588" with inscription
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Portable universal equinoctial sundial, in brass, signed "A Ryther * Fecit * 1588" with inscription "WILLIAM PAWLEY
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Compendium comprised of universal equinoctial sundial, compass and calendar made by Augustine Ryther in 1588. Signed 'A Ryther * Fecit * 1588" and incribed "WILLIAM PAWLEY OWETH THIS SAME IN ANNO DOMINI 1588".

Augustine Ryther (active 1576-1594) was an early instrument maker and map engraver based in London. This compendium was made for William Pawley in 1588, but no additional information about him is known.

Details

Category:
Time Measurement
Object Number:
1985-2021
Materials:
gilded brass, mica, silvered
Measurements:
overall diameter: 50 mm
type:
folding equinoctial compass sundial
credit:
Sotheby's (New Bond St)

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