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Antique Vogler Brass Equinoctial Sundial Compass


Offered for sale is this outstanding rare Antique Andreas Vogler Augsburg type equinoctial compass-sundial, vintage circa late 18th century in remarkable condition in a hexagon shape.

This very rare 18th century brass equinoctial dial, signed Andreas Vogler, with square scroll pierced and engraved plate, glazed insert compass with engraved compass rose, blued needle with brass cap, shaped hour ring with Roman chapters and spring loaded gnomon, latitude arc 0o - 90o, reverse with latitude of European cities, 3 turned feet, glaze cover, 2 1/2" hexagon shape (6 sided).

The hexagon base pierced at the corners with baskets of foliage and engraved with foliage scrolls, further set with a compass, the hour ring engraved with the Roman numbers I - IX and III - XII, with a brass pointer, the folding latitude engraved for 15-83 degrees, with a folding openwork plummet support, pierced and engraved with foliage, the back engraved 'Elev Poli Augsburg..." with three turned supports, signed And Vogler.

Provenance: November 2008, London, King Street.

Lit.: Bobinger, M.: Alt-Augsburger Kompassmacher, Verlag Rösler Augsburg 1966: S. 292 und Abb. S. 160. A Nikolaus Rugendas III (1665-1745) horizontal Sun & Moon Dial Augsburg c. 1710

A Sundial is an instrument for marking time based on the shadow of a pointer (the gnomon) cast by the sun on a graduated plane. It was the main method of judging time before the 16th and 17th centuries and were often made of brass.

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