Dialing in Early Seventeenth-Century Europe

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August 23, 2021

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Giulia Iannuzzi, « Dialing in Early Seventeenth-Century Europe », Geographies of Time, ID : 10670/1.8088cq


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An ivory diptych dial made soli deo gloria by Paulus Reinman (active 1575-1609), in Nuremberg around 1602, at the time an important centre of manufacturing specialised in scientific instruments, including sundials such as this one. This sundial is part of a remarkable Italian collection of objects for measuring and representing time, at the Poldi Pezzoli Museum in Milan. Photo by Geographies of Time, all rights reserved. Pocket dials, formed by two leaves that fold flat when not in us...

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