Astronomical compendium consisting of a box with three compartments. In the first, there is an astrolabe and a lunar calendar. Between the first and second compartment is an hour circle. The second compartment houses a sundial and a magnetic compass for orientation. The third compartment contains the Horae planetarum table and an horary quadrant with a shadow square. The markings are in German.
Astronomical compendium. London, England, AD 1593. Made for Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, the favorite of Elizabeth I. It consists of a nocturnal, a latitude list, a magnetic compass, a list of ports and harbours, a perpetual calendar and a lunar indicator.
This is a beautiful polished solid brass reproduction of an antique pocket sundial with an internal magnetic compass. The top of the sundial is hinged and a curved scale is used to set your local latitude angle. The magnetic compass allows the sundial to be oriented North. An optional Small Hardwood Case with Inlaid Compass Rose is available for storage and display. The brass sundial with magnetic compass and leather case sells for only $36.