Types of sundials, 1722 diagrams

Types of sundials, 1722 diagrams

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Caption: Types of sundials. Diagrams showing six different types of sundials, from the 1722 fifth edition of The Compleat Surveyor by the English land surveyor William Leybourn (1626-1716). This work was originally published in 1653. It described the process of surveying, and became a standard work used by property surveyors when drawing up maps of private estates.

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