Universal equinoctial sundial, Danish, 18th century.

Hills, Jennie

Universal equinoctial sundial, Danish, 18th century.
3 1 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 23cm

Description

This sundial is signed 'Carl Von Mandern fecit Hafnia', from Copehagen, Denmark. Equinoctial sundials have a slanted dial and a gnomon, or pointer, which is at right angles to the dial. Sundials were accurate enough timekeepers for most people in the 18th century. They varied in size and type, from large dials on the sides of churches to small, intricate dials.

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