Miersch’s Star Clock”

By MIERSCH, J.G., 1822 
£5,000
£3,000

Die Sternen-Uhr [instrument]

Planetaria, calendars, and dials
  • Author: MIERSCH, J.G.
  • Publication place: Leipzig
  • Publisher: im Magasin für Industrieu Literatur
  • Publication date: 1822.
  • Physical description: Instrument: hand-coloured engraved base plate with cut outs to reveal three hand-coloured engraved rotatable cardboard volvelles mounted on cardboard knobs, . Dimensions: 250 by 210mm [with explanatory booklet] 8vo (210 by 130mm), 22pp plus advertisement leaf, blue printed paper wrappers.
  • Inventory reference: 2238

Notes

A decorative portable nocturnal comprising a rotating disc based on the northern circumpolar stars and further volvelles for both the phases of the moon and date. 

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