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Diptych dial, leaf la
Diptych dial for latitudes 0â”œÃ—_-80â”œÃ—_ north for the equinoctial dial (53â”œÃ—_ north for the horizontal dial). This dial consists of two leaves that fold flat when not in use. Leaf Ia is that of a standard equinoctial dial and carries a table of latitudes for places in Europe. At the top of Leaf Ib is a dial showing Italian and Babylonian hours, below which is a vertical dial and the rest of the equinoctial dial. On the right hand side is a degree scale for use with the equinoctial dial. Leaf IIa is as standard except for an hour scale laid out for latitude 53â”œÃ—_ north. The compass is marked with eight winds named in Italian and is offset 10â”œÃ—_ east of north to allow for magnetic variation.
- Image reference: D8366
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London