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Equinoctial sundial (compass) in mahogany box, 1800s, with original paper latitude chart inside lid.

Currency:USD Category:Artifacts / Non-wreck Artifacts Start Price:250.00 USD Estimated At:300.00 - 450.00 USD
Equinoctial sundial (compass) in mahogany box, 1800s, with original paper latitude chart inside lid.
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Equinoctial sundial (compass) in mahogany box, 1800s, with original paper latitude chart inside lid. 197 grams, 3-1/2" square about 1" thick. A very well-preserved and fully functional instrument combining a compass base with a folding sundial gnomon (its needle still very sharp), brass hardware, all mounted inside a box whose hollow upper lid contains a cutout paper list of the latitudes of 30 major cities around the world, a lovely antique with continuing practical use.