Sundial

Sundial

Price: € 2500

Offered by Daatselaar Fine Art & Antiques



Sundial Sundial Sundial

This pocket sundial has been made in the late 18th century in Brno, Czech Republic by Pater Aurelius from the Augustinian order. The Augustinian order settled in Brünn (now Brno) around 1350 and developed into the most important Augustinian settlement of the region Moldavia.
The back of the sundial is inscribed with places and their corresponding latitude. For example, if the owner found himself in Venice he had to set the sundial at 45 degrees to get an accurate time. There are in total twenty cities inscribed on the back.

Origin
Dutch private collection
Period
ca. 1765-1790
Signature
Signed on the back P. Aurelius S. Augustin’ S.P. Fecit
Reference
100-498
Sizes
7 x 7 cm

Offered by

Daatselaar Fine Art & Antiques

Oenselsestraat 50
5301 EP Zaltbommel
The Netherlands

+31 418 712 300
+31 654 394 108
http://www.daatselaar.com

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