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
  • early 18th century
  • Brass, engraved
  • Width: 6.73 cm
    Length: 7.88 cm
    Height: 3.94 cm, including gnomon
  • Signature: 'Butterfield à Paris'
    Inscription: Hours for latitudes 43°, 46°, 49° and 52°
    Inscription: Engraved latitudes for 30 cities in France, England, Netherlands, Italy and Spain. Also 'Premier cadran'
    Inscription: Engraved scale 40-60°
  • W174
  • Sixteenth Century Gallery
History
  • E. Barret, sale April 1867; bought by the comte de Nieuwerkerke; Sir Richard Wallace, 1871