Product images of Portable horizontal dial for latitude 48˚ north, reverse
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Portable horizontal dial for latitude 48˚ north, reverse
The dial-plate is oval shaped and on its obverse side is an hour scale with a central circular floral design. The hinged gnomon is shaped and engraved with acanthus leaves and folds flat when not in use. The compass has eight points marked, with a fleur-de-lys for north and smaller ones for the quadrantal points. It is offset 3 east of north to allow for magnetic variation. The needle is shaped as an arrow, blued for north and surmounted by a brass pyramidal pivot. There is a raised glass plate over all. The dial-plate is supported by the compass bowl, which has a rose engraved on it, and one turned silver leg. The reverse is signed 'C Bonneuie AParis'.
- Image reference: F2051-2
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Georges Bernard Collection