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Who needs a mobile phone when you can have an astronomical compendium? Signed by Humfrey Cole and made in 1568 for the Elizabethan printer and publisher Richard Jugge, this compendium includes a quadrant, room for drawing instruments, a compass, a universal equinoctial sundial, a table of latitudes of towns and an incomplete calendar.

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Archaic Victorian Time Tellers

The Navitron Steampunk Wrist Compass and Sundial Replaces Watches #steampunk #victorian trendhunter.com

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Beautiful Vintage Nautical 4 Sundial Compass shiny solid brass victorian era

Megginch Castle in Perth and Kinross, in central Scotland, was built for the Hay family in the 15th Century, Originally a rectangular red sandstone tower house, begun before 1460, remodelled by Peter Hay in 1575 to comprise three storeys.The Hays family sold the property to the Drummond family in 1664. With four ancient yew trees each more than 1000 years old, topiary, a sundial dating from 1572, a fountain parterre, a walled garden with a long herbaceous border and ancient fruit trees.

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Tucked among dusty millers and phlox is a simple granite sundial. In an all white garden, foliage is especially important. Combine silvery, ...

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