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Octagonal universal solar quadrant, made out of brass. It has a collapsible pin showing the latitude points, and the table is circular and also collapsible. It is engraved with floral decorations and has Roman numerals. There is a compass in the centre. It has the following inscription beneath the latitudes of Spain’s cities: Elev Poli / Cadix Sevillia / Carthagena 37 / Valentia 40 Madrit / Barcellona 41 / And Vogl

Details

  • Title: Solar quadrant
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: 18th century
  • Physical Dimensions: 1,3 x 7,5 x 6,9 cm
  • Type: Scientific instrument
  • Medium: Engraved brass

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