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Planisphere Clock:Main dial
Planisphere Clock:Main dial
The outer ring: 24-hour chapter ring and the minutes marked in arabic numerals. Inside this: a ring engraved with the months, signs of the zodiac, and names of the constellations. Innermost dial: names of the oceans and various cities and countries.


Case attributed to Jean-Pierre Latz, furniture worker; movement (now missing) by Alexandre Fortier, clockmaker
French, Paris, 1745 - 1749
Oak veneered with kingwood, mahogany, and bois satiné; bronze mounts; brass dials
H: 9 ft. 3 in. x W: 3 ft. 1 in. x D: 1 ft. 3 in.
74.DB.2