Macquart Sundial (is a device that tells the time of day) is a big size sundial. It consists of a flat squared plate (the dial) and a gnomon, which casts a shadow onto the dial. This one has the signature of “Macquart à Paris”, in good shape and with fine details for you to discover.
This antique scientific instrument features a fixed latitude horizontal compass dial, an original piece with the sign of “Macquart à Paris”. In the same way, you can appreciate the silvered compass and the flashing gnomon with acanthus engraved. Acanthus was one of the most common plant forms to make foliage ornament and decoration. Certainly, a piece to admire, as its shadow-casting style aligned with the Earth’s rotational axis.
When there is sunlight by the apparent position of the Sun in the sky. In the narrowest sense of the word, In conclusion, this big size sundial will be a great addition to a uniquely private or public collection. We are specialists in sundials and antique nautical instruments. If you are interested in this kind of piece you can discover more of them here. Feel free to ask anything. Also, you can try also our Antigüedades Científicas catalog.