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Nicolaus Rugendas, Augsburg
A GILT METAL AND SILVER OCTAGONAL UNIVERSAL EQUINOCTIAL SUNDIAL WITH COMPASS CIRCA 1720
• octagonal-form engraved plate, inset compass, hinged hour ring, pin gnomon and adjustable latitude arc, leveling support and plummet, rotating lunar volvelle for phase and age of the moon, the reverse engraved with European cities and their corresponding latitudes, signed Nicolaus Rugendas, Augsburg 48
length 65 mm, width 55 mm
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Nicolaus Rugendas III (1665-1745) is listed in Baillie, Watch and Clockmakers of the World second edition, 1947, as working in Augsburg where a sundial is noted by him in the Stuttgardt Museum.
The Rugendas family were prominent clockmakers in Augsburg during the 17th and 18th centuries. 

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