The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
Pocket compass and sundial
  • Pocket compass and sundial
  • Michael Butterfield (1635 - 1724)
  • Paris, France and England
  • early 18th century
  • Engraved silver
  • Width: 6.62 cm
    Length: 7.8 cm
    Height: 0.88 cm, excluding gnomon
    Height: 3.72 cm, including gnomon
  • Signature On dial plate, around gnomon
    Inscription: engraved hours for latitudes 43°, 46°, 49° and 52°
    Inscription: Latitudes for 30 cities in France, England, Italy, Netherlands and Spain. Also 'Premier cadran'
    Inscription: graduated scale 40-60°
  • W173
  • Sixteenth Century Gallery
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