Ivory Diptych Sundials, 1570-1750 by Steven Lloyd
Ivory Diptych Sundials, 1570-1750 by Ste...
Ivory Diptych Sundials, 1570-1750 by Steven Lloyd
Ivory Diptych Sundials, 1570-1750 by Ste...

Ivory Diptych Sundials, 1570-1750

by Steven Lloyd

Contributions by Penelope Gouk
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During the 16th and 17th centuries, ivory diptych sundials were widely used to determine the time by day or night. These elaborate portable sundials, which could be adjusted for different latitudes, incorporated various devices useful for merchants and others who travelled extensively in Europe. This catalogue illustrates in detail Harvard's collection of 83 ivory diptych sundials, one of the largest holdings of these instruments in the world. The collection encompasses a comprehensive array of styles and designs from Nuremberg, Paris, and Dieppe, the major centres of their production, as well as from other parts of Europe. This catalogue is the fourth publication of Harvard University's Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments. This collection, which was established in 1949 as a resource for the history of science and technology, has one of the three largest university holdings of its kind in the world. It comprises about 15,000 instruments covering a broad range of scientific disciplines dating from 1500 to the present.
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About this Edition

Language

English

Publication Date

Nov 2, 1992

Format

Hardcover

Number of Pages

176

ISBN

9780674469778

ISBN-13

9780674469778