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V.A. 1519, MIM Miner's Compass, 1519 = MUN. Price 2.
V.B. E.F. France, 1821, MIM Wall Sundial, 1821 = house in Chantignan. Berton.
V.C. 1 England, fl.1554-57, MIM Astronomical Compendia = OXF (1554), ADL-M363 (1557). the instrument at the Adler Planetarium was previously ascribed to Humphrey Cole, but it must have been the work of the, as yet unidentified, "V.C." Engelmann 1; Gunther 2; Jane Turner; Michel 3; Dewhirst; ADL; Janin 1; RSW.
V.C. 2 1784, MIM Dividers, 1784 = Soth. 6/23/69. RSW.
V.G.H. 1751, MIM Ring Sundial, 1751 = LEY. Zinner 1.
V.G.M. 1731, MIM Ring Sundial, 1731 = LEY. RSW.
V.H.M. Germany, c.1800, MIM Table Sundial, book-form = POTS. also marked "IIII. R.G." Körber 1.
V.K. 1 Germany, 1557, MIM Astronomical Compendium, 1557 = MUN. Ulrich Klieber 3. Augsburg. Bobinger 2; Zinner 1; Price 2.
V.K. 2 Holland?, 1777, NIM Backstaff, 1777 = LEY. could be van Keulen. RSW.
V.K. 3 Germany, 18th Century, MIM Mechanical Equatorial Sundial = BASH. Augsburg. Zinner 1.
V.M.N. Germany, 1579, MIM Horizontal Sundial on finger ring, 1579 = OXF; String-gnomon Sundial, 1579 = VAA. the sundial at OXF has the arms of Franciscus Padoanis; the sundial at VAA is marked "Vergis Me in Nicht." Zinner 1; Scarisbrick.
V.R.3 1756, marked on a Zappeck-type sundial signed "F.S.P." (1), dated 1756 at ZAG. Zinner 1.
V.S. 1 Germany, fl.1572-88, MIM Pedometer = HAK; Horizontal Sundials = ADL-M243 (1572), DEU (1587); Diptych Sundials = HAK (1576), Soth 5/11/23 (1576), ADL-DPW9 (1577), BASH (1582), ADL-M244 (1582), Ecouen (1582), Soth. 3/27/72 (1586), DEU (1587), Christie 4/3/85 (1588), etc. Ulrich Schniep. Munich. Zinner 1; Engelmann 1; ADL; RSW.
V.S. 2 Germany, late 16th Century, MIM Pedometer = D.(1973). the S is twisted around the right arm of the V. Wynter and Turner.
V.S. 3 Viktor Stark, which see. Zinner 1.
V.S.F. Germany, 1632, MIM Astrolabe, 1632 (ICA-2073) = P.C. "Viktor Stark fecit." Dresden. Zinner 1; ICA 2; RSW.
V.S.M.F. Germany, 1635, MIM Artillery Level, 1635 = DRE. "Viktor Stark Mechanicus fecit." Dresden. RSW.
V.S.W. Germany, c.1600, MIM Table Clock with Sundial = ADL-M379. the signature is V.S. over W., as in a fraction; the "W" may be a city. Engelmann 1; ADL; RSW.
V.T. marked on horizontal sundial, dated 1739, signed "J.J.K.H.", at KRM. RSW.
VACANO, JOSHUA PHIM Stick Barometer = NOR. RSW.
VACCANO, HIACINT Germany, c.1800, PHIM Siphon Barometers = DEU (2). Munich. Middleton 1.
VACHON, GM. VL. France, NIM Compass Roses (2) = D.(1972). Honfleur. Brieux 3.
VAGNARELLI, LAURENTIUS Italy, 1639, MIM SIM Circumferentor, 1639 = SPI-2765 = HAK. ADL-M153 is surely from Vagnarelli's workshop. Urbino. Engelmann 1; Michel 3; Spitzer 1 & 2; ADL; RSW.
VAGO, F. 1 England, PHIM Wheel Barometers = X (2); Soth.-S 10/19/89. Leeds. Goodison 1; RSW.
VAGO, F. 2 Scotland, PHIM Wheel Barometer = Soth.-Sussex 9/18/86. marked "Warranted." Perth. RSW.
VAGO, P. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Goodison 1.
VALE, GILBERT USA, 1788-1866, MIM Combination Terrestrial and Celestial Globe = Historic New Harmony, Indiana. combination globe patented in 1843. New York, N.Y. Bedini 8; USNM; Warner ?
VALEE France, OIM Valée. Rouen. RSW.
VALERIUS, JACOBUS Holland, 1558, MIM Astrolabe, 1558 (ICA-446) = BMR. signed "Jacobus Valerius Rectificata Anno XPI 1558." Oudewater; Utrecht. Zinner 1; Price 1; ICA 2; Rooseboom 1; Michel 3.
VALERIUS, PTOLOMAUS VON Germany, c.1565, MIM Planetarium, Ptolomaic = DRE (lost). Coburg. RSW.
VALERIUS, RENNERUS Belgium, 1607-87, Latin form of Remy Wouters; wrote a treatise on sundials. Malines. Michel 3.
VALK EN SCHENK Holland, c.1700, MIM Southern Celestial Map = D.(1973). Gerhard Valk and P. Schenk. Amsterdam. RSW.
VALK, GERHARD Holland, 1650-1720, MIM Pairs of Globes = NMM-Caird (1750), D.(1973); Celestial Globe = DRE. father of Leonard Valk; worked with P. Schenk making atlases 1683-1700; see Gerhard and Leonard Valk. Amsterdam. Mörzer Bruyns 1 and 2; Zinner; Bagrow-Skelton; Yonge.
VALK, GERHARD EN LEONHARDT Holland, fl.1715-50, MIM Celestial Globes = MUN, Wolfenbüttel Offentl. Biblioteck, Linz Stadtmuseum, KAS, Harburg Schloss (1715), Freiburg Museum (1715), Pommersfelden Schloss (1715), AMST (1750), LEY (1750); Pairs of Globes = NMM (one dated 1745), Hispanic Society of America, N.Y. (3) (1715, 1715, 1750), P.C. (1750); Terrestrial Globe = AMST. Leonhardt was the son of Gerhard; the terrestrial globe is the center of an armillary sphere by Covens; 1750 Hispanic Society pair marked "Revis. A. 1750" surely by Leonhardt Valk as his father had died in 1720. Amsterdam. Zinner 1; Mörzer Bruyns 1 & 2; Krogt 2; Edell 1; Bagrow-Skelton; Yonge; RSW.
VALK, LEENDERT Holland, fl.1804-06, NIM Compasses, 1804 and 1806 = Northern Maritime Museum, Groningen; Compass Cards = KAS, Altoona Museum. Mörzer Bruyns 2.
VALK, LEON Holland, 1742, NIM compass maker, 1742. Houttvinen, Amsterdam. Mörzer Bruyns 2.
VALK, LEONHARDT Holland, 1675-1755, MIM globemaker; worked with his father, Gerhard Valk. Amsterdam. Zinner 1; Mörzer Bruyns 1 & 2; Bagrow-Skelton; Yonge.
VALLANT, M. France, c.1590, MIM Sundial with Compass in lid of a watch case = Soth. 5/27/54. Webster Sale, part 1. RSW.
VALLEE, P. France, 1759, MIM took Noël-Simon Carochez as an apprentice, 1759; member of the "Corporation des fondeurs." Paris. Augarde.
VALLOT France, c.1808, MIM PHIM Paris. Daumas 1.
VAN DE SYPE see Sype, Laurentz van de. ICA 2.
VANANDETSI, LUKAS Armenia; Holland, late 17th Century, MIM made an astrolabe. Amsterdam. USNM.
VANDERMOELEN, PH.-M.-G. Belgium, 1825-69, MIM Terrestrial Globe, 80 cm. = Congo Museum, Terruren, Belgium. Brussels. Michel 3.
VANDOME, FILFORD AND CO. England, 19th Century, PHIM Coin Balance = Phillips 2/2/84. see Richard Vandome. Leadenhall Street, London. RSW.
VANDOME, RICHARD England, c.1840, MIM PHIM Balances = WHI; Weights = WHI; Balance, steel = Christie-SK 8/20/87. T.C.; took apprentices. 117 Leadenhall Street, London. Taylor 2(2032); Dewhirst; RSW.
VANDOME, RICHARD, AND CO. England, c.1850, PHIM balance makers; T.C. 117 Leadenhall Street, London. Calvert 2; G.L'E. Turner 24.
VANETTI AND BENZZONI England, c.1820, PHIM Wheel Barometer = Christie's 2/19/97. thermometer and hygrometer. 22 North Street, Brighton. RSW.
VANINI AND MONTINI England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Peterborough. Goodison 1.
VANINO England, see Prestinari and Vanino. RSW.
VANNINI, A. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. 25 Spring Street, Sheffield. Goodison 1.
VANNINI, ANTHONY England, PHIM Wheel Barometers = X (2). 7 Orange Street, West Street, Sheffield. Goodison 1.
VANNINI, J. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Sheffield. Goodison 1.
VANTE, L. MIM Protractor = DPW. RSW.
VANTIER ET MARC France, c.1840, MIM "Ingénieurs-Opticiens"; succeeded by A. Lefrançois, which see. Paris. RSW.
VARA, PULGADAS Spain, 1806-07, MIM Standard Meter, 1807 = MAA; Sliding Calipers, 1806 = MAA. RSW.
VARLEY England, c.1850, MIM Horizontal Pedestal Sundial, plaster = WHI. possibly Cornelius Varley. London. Bryden 16.
VARLEY AND SON England, c.1850, MIM OIM showed at the Great Exhibition of London in 1851; surely Cornelius Varley and Son. 1 Charles Street, Clevendon Square, London. G.L'E. Turner 24.
VARLEY, CORNELIUS England, 1781-1873, OIM "Graphic Telescope" = OXF; Telescope = Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, Pa.; Microscope = Christie-SK 12/1/83. not a member of the Spectaclemakers' Company; took Andrew Pritchard as an apprentice and later worked with him to cut the first diamond lens; had his son as a partner, c.1851; took his father, Samuel Alfred Varley as a partner in 1862; took out a patent in 1811 for a "Graphic Telescope." Junction Place, Paddington, London. Taylor 2(1236); Chaldecott 3; RGO; G.L'E. Turner 24; Court and von Rohr 3(XXXV); USNM; RSW.
VARLEY, SAMUEL ALFRED England, c.1862, PHIM Watch Wheel Depthing Tool = Soth. 10/21/74. retired in 1862 from the Electric and International Telegraph Co. to become a partner of his son, Cornelius Varley. 7 York Place, Kentish Town. Chaldecott 3; RGO; RSW.
VARNEY, GEORGE D. USA, c.1843, MIM SIM Theodolites = D.(1971)(2). marked "Patented June 24, 1843". Moskowitz 102.
VARTY, THOMAS England, c.1830, MIM SIM Surveyor's Compass = Christie-SK 8/20/87. 31 Strand, London. RSW.
VASSALI see the entries on Vassalli.
VASSALLI, G. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. might be Jerome Vassalli. Goodison 1.
VASSALLI, JEROME England, c.1841, PHIM Wheel Barometers = X(4), Christie 12/16/82; Stick Barometer = Phillips 2/2/84. the barometers are variously signed "Vassalli Scarborough", "J. Vassalli Scarborough" and "Vassali Scarborough, jeweler." 49 Merchants Row, Scarborough. Goodison 1; RSW.
VASTENHOUT, AS. VAN Holland, fl.1783-1828, NIM Mariner's Compass = AMST; Hanging Compass = Zuiderzee Museum, Enkhuizen. the AMST compass is marked on the case "I.V.B. 1783." Haringpakkerij (1816-17); Texelse Kaai 18 (1826-28); both in Amsterdam; Oost Vriesland. Mörzer Bruyns 1 & 2.
VASTENHOUT, VAN WEDUWE Holland, c.1820, NIM widow of As. van Vastenhout. Amsterdam. Mörzer Bruyns 1 & 2.
VASTENHOUT, VAN, EN ZOON Holland, c.1828, NIM As. van Vastenhout en Zoon. Amsterdam. Mörzer Bruyns 1 & 2.
VASTRIK Holland, c.1705, NIM compass maker; father of Jan and Jacob Vastrik. Amsterdam. Rooseboom 1.
VASTRIK, JACOB Holland, c.1705, NIM compass maker; worked with his father, Vastrik and his brother, Jan Vastrik. Amsterdam. Rooseboom 1.
VASTRIK, JAN Holland, c.1705, NIM compass maker; worked with his father, Vastrik and his brother, Jacob Vastrik. Amsterdam. Rooseboom 1.
VAUCANSON France, had Félix Rosa as a worker. Daumas 1.
VAUGONDY, DIDIER ROBERT DE France, 1756, MIM Pocket Globe, 1756 = in a Paris museum. à la Marché, rue du Foin, Paris. Edell 1; Howse 2.
VAULX, J. DE c.1590, MIM SIM made a form of theodolite. X.
VAYRINGE Italy, MIM Sector = D.(1976). marked "a Florence". Brieux 3.
VAYRINGE, PHILIPPE France, 1685-1746, MIM Tellurian = Natural History Museum, Vienna. born at Longuyon; professor of physics. Lunéville. H.C. King 2; Mucke; Michel 3.
VEALE, J. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Exmouth. Goodison 1.
VEBRANDI c.1900, MIM Astrolabe = ADL-A111 (falsely dated 1595). this instrument is somewhat reminescent of the astrolabes signed "Johannes Bos"; there is reference to a Vibrandi of Leeuwarden, Holland. Rooseboom 1; ADL; RSW.
VECCHI, GIUSEPPE Italy, 1784-1846, PHIM Instruments = Museo Civico, Modena. Modena. Brenni 1.
VECCHIO 1 England, PHIM Stick Barometer = X; Wheel Barometer = X. the stick barometer is signed "Vecchi, Nottingham." Nottingham. Goodison 1.
VECCHIO 2 England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Shaftsbury. Goodison 1.
VECCHIO AND CO. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. 22 Union Passage, Bath. Goodison 1.
VECCHIO, DEL, AND DOTTI England, PHIM Wheel Barometers = X(2). one of the barometers is signed "del Vecchio and Dotti." Shrewsbury. Goodison 1.
VECCHIO, J. England, PHIM Stick Barometer = X. Goodison 1.
VECCHIO, J. DEL England, fl.1810-38, PHIM listed as a barometer maker in 1820-22. 26 Westmoreland Street (1810-38); 187 and 188 Great Brunswick Street (1837-38); 6 D'Olier Street (1837-38); all in Dublin. Morrison-Low and Burnett.
VECHIO, F. SALERI, AND CO. England, PHIM Stick Barometer = D.(1972). 34 Holborn, London. RSW.
VECHIO, J. SALTERY, AND CO. England, c.1820, Stick Barometer with Thermometer = Christie-SK 11/21/95. Misreading for F. Saleri Vechio and Co. 94 Holborn hill, London. RSW.
VECTIOLI, FRANCISCUS DI Italy, 1577, MIM Astronomical Quadrant, 1577 = OXF; Square, 1577 = BMR. Michel listed the name as Vectiosi, Price showed him as di Vitioli. Gunther 2; Michel 3; Evans 1; Price 2.
VECTIOSI see Vectioli Michel 3.
VEDY, FELIX France, c.1850, NIM Sextants = Christie 3/9/65 Versailles 11/19/78; Quadrant, "No. 3" = D.(1988). Védy showed at the Great Exhibition of 1851 in London; Versailles is signed "No. 911." 52 Rue de Bondy, Paris. G.L'E. Turner 24; Coffeen 20; RSW.
VEEN, AADRIAN see Henricus Hondius and Veen. RSW.
VEITCH, JAMES Scotland, 1771-1838, OIM PHIM Telescopes = Schumacher, Altona (c.1830), Nisbit 4/4/1860, RSM; Stick Barometer = RSM. plowwright and telescope maker; made microscopes, clocks and jewel lenses; Inspector of Weights and Measures for Roxburgh. Inchbonny, Jedburgh. McKie; Chaldecott 3; RGO; Clay and Court; Dewhirst; Clarke et al.
VELAZQUEZ, JOAQUIN Mexico, 1732-86, MIM made astronomical instruments, c.1750. USNM.
VELDE, JOHANNES VAN DE Holland, fl.1810-23, NIM OIM partner in the firm of Gerard Hulst van Keulen; telescope maker. Amsterdam. Mörzer Bruyns 2; Rooseboom.
VELDER AND GROENENDAAL Holland, fl.1672-1702, NIM Crown Compass = AMST. Pieter de Velder and Joannes van Groenendaal. Rotterdam. Mörzer Bruyns 1.
VELDER, PIETER DE Holland, 1713-84, NIM Crown Compass = AMST. the reverse side of the compass card is marked "Johannes van Groenendaal tot Rotterdam." Rotterdam. Mörzer Bruyns 1 & 2.
VELENNEL probably a misreading of Ve (veuve) Lennel. RSW.
VELLINGTON misreading for Wellington. Christie-SK 1/31/85.
VENEBRUCH Germany, pre-1859, OIM made and modified Cuff-type microscopes. Berlin. Clay and Court; Dewhirst.
VENETIANI, CAN. Italy, 1778, MIM Inclinometer, 1778 = ADL-M188. Engelmann 1; ADL; RSW.
VENEZIA, OLIVE Italy, 17th Century, OIM Telescope = Gersaint, Nantes 10/28/88. Venezia = Venice? RSW.
VENTOM England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. London. Goodison 1.
VENTOM, AZALIAH England, MIM apprenticed to Thomas Venton in the Merchant Taylors' Company; free of the Company. Crawforth 7.
VENTOM, THOMAS England, MIM free of the Merchant Taylors' Company; took apprentices. Crawforth 7.
VENTURINI, JULIANUS Italy, fl.1793-1807, MIM NIM Mariner's Compass, 1807 = Evans Coll.; Architectural Quadrant, 1793 = DPW; Gunner,s Level, 1793 = D.(1997); Dividers, 1785 = Sotheby's 5/11/94. Dividers and gunner's level signed "Julianus Venturini fecit Romae", plus dates; dividers had box. Rome. Evans 1; Coffeen 58; RSW.
VERBIEST, FERDINAND Germany; China, 1623-88, Armillary Sphere = Museum, Beijing. Jesuit; Chinese name was Nan-Hoai-Gin; made six large astronomical instruments for the Emperor in Peking, including the one listed above, a 6' celestial globe, a quadrant, a sextant, an azimuth circle and another armillary sphere. Beijing. H.S. Jones; Hickey.
VERDY France, c.1690, OIM Telescope = NMM. the telescope is marked "Verdy à l'Observatoire." Paris. Daumas 1.
VERGA, J. 1 England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Bath. Goodison 1.
VERGA, J. 2 England, PHIM Wheel Barometers = X(2), Soth. 7/30/25; Barometer = D.(1972). Chester. Goodison 1; John Bell.
VERGA, J. 3 England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. London. Goodison 1.
VERGA, J. 4 England, c.1810, PHIM Wheel Barometer = Exhibition, Park Street Antiques, Berkhamsted, May 8-16, 1993. ATG, 1/5/93.
VERGA, J.L. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Goodison 1.
VERGA, JOHN MARIE England, fl.1828-34, PHIM Wheel Barometers = X, Soth. 12/17/87. listed as a "carver, gilder"; one of the barometers is signed "J.M. Verga Macclesfield." Market Street (1828); Mill Street (1834); both in Macclesfield. Goodison 1; RSW.
VERGA, L. England, c.1830, PHIM Wheel Barometer, mahogany = Soth.-Chester 1/31/85. RSW.
VERGA, P. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Huntington. Goodison 1.
VERICKE, C. France, OIM Microscopes = Christie-SK 6/2/83, La Rochelle 7/16/83, Christie 4/3/85 (No. 346), BIL. "Elève special de E. Hartnack, Paris"; La Rochelle signed "C. Verick." rue de la Parcheminerie N° 3, Paris. RSW.
VERIE, MR. England, pre-1739, excise officer; modified a type of slide rule; sometimes called "Mr. Vero." Delehar 2.
VERMUNT Holland, c.1811, MIM Amsterdam. Rooseboom 1.
VERNEDE France, 1777, MIM Micrometer, 1777 = ADL-M56. Engelmann 1; Michel 3; Daumas 1; ADL; RSW.
VERNET, JEAN Germany, 1701, MIM Cruciform Sundial, silver, 1701 = KAS. mathematics teacher to the Cadet Corps in Kassel. Kassel. Zinner 1; Abeler 1; Evans 1; RSW.
VERNEY, JOHN England, fl.1667-76, OIM member of the Spectaclemakers' Company; Master of the Company, 1671-72. London. Crawforth 6; Court and von Rohr 3(12).
VERNIER, A. France, fl.1607-30, MIM SIM Graphometers = NMM (1607), (1630), WHI (1607). type of graphometer invented by Dulac. Hamilton 2; Whipple 1; Daumas 1; NMM 2.
VERNIER, MICHAEL France, c.1700, MIM Horizontal Sundial = OXF. Paris. Michel 3; Nachet.
VERNIER, PIERRE France, 1584-1630, MIM in 1631 invented a subsidiary scale to accurately subdivide the principal scale; it is still in use today; wrote a book on the quadrant. Ornans. A.J. Turner 10; Michel 3; Daumas 1.
VERTHINGTON AND ALLAN misreading for Worthington and Allam. Christie 11/24/83.
VERWER, G.L. Holland, 1789, MIM Gauge, 1789 = BOM Auction, 1910. Mörzer Bruyns 1 & 2.
VESDY France, c.1650, OIM Binocular Telescope = GEL; Telescope = NMM. "à l'Observatoire"; GEL is signed "Vesdi." Paris. RSW.
VESOUL, P. THEODULE DE France, 16th Century, MIM Vertical Sundial, ivory = D.(1975). also marked "Capucin." Wynter 1.
VETTER, CHR. Germany, fl.1630-39, MIM Horary Quadrant, 1630 = GRA; Sundials, 1639 = MERC, Christie 4/3/85; Astronomical Compendium, 1639 = Soth.-NY 10/5/83. the sundial in the Mercator Catalog was signed "Chr. Wetter." Zinner 1; Hamilton 1 & 2; RSW.
VETTER, J.G. Germany, MIM SIM Graphometer = NOR. Ansbach. RSW.
VEVIN, PIERRE misreading for Pierre Sevin. Evans 1; P. and S. 6/18/1894.
VIAL, J. France, c.1914, OIM telescope maker; successor to Maison Bardou; Ingénieur E.C.P. 55 rue Caulaincourt, Paris. USNM.
VIALL, NATHANIEL England, fl.1699-1730, MIM NIM Nocturnal, 1724 = PEA. Brewington 1; RSW.
VIANEN 1619, MIM Globe, silver, 1619 = Trippenhuis, Amsterdam. Grimaldi(800).
VIANI, MATTEO Italy, 18th Century, MIM Pair of Globes = ROM. Venice. Bedini 12.
VIARD France, c.1800, PHIM Balance = DPW. "Viard Balancier Ajusteur rue des Tapissiers 21, Rouen." rue des Tapissiers 21, Rouen. RSW.
VIBERG, A.D. Sweden, c.1850, PHIM balance maker; showed in the Great Exhibition of 1851 in London. Falun. G.L'E. Turner 24.
VIBRANDI see Wijbrandtszn, Wijbe. Rooseboom 1.
VICK, CHARLEMAGNE 1 see Viet, Charlemagne 1. Evans 1.
VIDE marked on mariner's astrolabe, NMM 39, signed "A. Goys", at Museu de Marinha, Lisbon. A. Stimson 3.
VIDIE, LUCIEN France, 1805-66, invented the aneroid barometer, patented it in 1845; showed in the Great Exhibition of 1851 in London. G.L'E. Turner 24; Brewington 1; Middleton 1.
VIEBIG, FRANCISCUS see Franciscus Fiebig. Zinner 1.
VIERBUCHEN, J. USA, fl.1855-62, MIM worked in the Instrument Shop of the U.S. Coast Survey; listed as "master instrument maker" in 1862; surely related to P. Vierbuchen. Washington, D.C. USNM.
VIERBUCHEN, P. USA, fl.1855-90, MIM listed as an apprentice in 1855, and instrument maker later; employed in the Instrument Shop of the U.S. Coast Survey until 1890; surely related to J. Vierbuchen. Washington, D.C. USNM.
VIET, CHARLEMAGNE 1 France, fl.1673-95, MIM Sundial, 1680 = Soth. 3/14/57. Blois. Michel 3; RSW.
VIET, CHARLEMAGNE 2 France, fl.1680-1720, MIM son of Charlemagne Viet 1. Blois? Michel 3; Gunther 2; Evans 1.
VIGLOZZI, A., AND CO. England, OIM Telescope, brass and mahogany = Phillips 8/12/87. "Day or Night". London. RSW.
VILLASANTE Spain, PHIM Barometer = MAN. Madrid. Garcia Franco 1.
VILLETTE, MONSIEUR France; Belgium, c.1690, OIM "ingénieur, mecanicien"; optician to his Electoral Highness of Cologne, the Bishop and Prince of Liège; Villette's father was also known as Monsieur Villette. Lyons; Liège. RSW.
VILLETTE, MONSIEUR [FRANCOIS] France, 1621-98, OIM Burning Glass, 34" = POB; Microscope = WHI. François Villette; microscope and telescope maker; worked with his two sons, one of whom was also known as Monsieur Villette; WHI signed "F. Villette à Liège." Lyons; Liège. Daumas 1; Spargo 1; RSW.
VIMERCATO, GIOVANNI BATTISTA Italy, 1557, designed sundials; author. Venice. Lübke.
VIN see Joseph à Vin. Michel 3.
VIN DROI France, c.1790, MIM Sector with caliber scales, iron points = Soth. 2/25/86. RSW.
VINCARD France, 1783, MIM SIM Graphometers = DPW, Christie-SK = 10/24/83; Sector = P.C. (1968); Folding Square = Nouveau Drouot 5/20/88; Goniometer, 1783 = X. Vinçard. à la Boussole, Paris. Daumas 1; RSW.
VINCENT, MR. France, c.1830, PHIM Hygrometer = P.C. thermometer maker; Bougloux was first his pupil, then his successor. Quay Pelletier, 30, Paris. RSW.
VINCENT, SAMUEL USA?, NIM Backstaff = Philadelphia Maritime Museum, Pa. probably owner. RSW.
VINCHS, CORNELIS Belgium; Italyfl.1599-1623, MIM Astrolabes = BM (1599) (ICA-223), BM (1600) (ICA-444), Specula Vaticana, 1616 (ICA-3029) = Johns Hopkins U.; Armillary Sphere, 1601 = OXF; Sundials = NMM (1623), LIE; Trigonometer with Sundial in handle, 1690 = ROM. the 1660 inventory of the Bishop of Toledo showed another armillary sphere; the Specula Vaticana astrolabe was given to the Space Telescope Project at Johns Hopkins U., Baltimore, Md. and is signed "Vinck"; LIE is signed "Vinckx"; the 1560 astrolabe listed by Zinner as at BM was not listed by Price 3 or Ward; Zinner thought the 1599 BM astrolabe was dated 1559. Antwerp; Naples (1601-23). Zinner 1; Gunther 1 and 2; Price 1, 2 and 3; ICA 2; Michel 3; Maddison 1; Rooseboom 1; Ward 4; RSW.
VINCINO, RINALDO Italy, MIM Proportional Compass = Brescia. Price 2.
VINCKX, L. 16th Century, MIM Sundial = X. is this a ghost? Rooseboom 1; Michel 3.
VINER AND CO. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. 23 Regent Street, London. Goodison 1.
VINET, ELIE France, 1525, MIM Moreux.
VION, E. France, c.1900, MIM OIM Telescope, two-draw = Peron et Corsy, Melun 6/10/79; Telescopes = D.(1977), D.(1978); Universal Equatorial Sundial = WHI. 38 Rue de Turenne, Paris (1930). Bryden 16; RSW.
VIRET France?, c.1840, MIM Sector, case = Nouveau Drouot 5/20/88. one meter in length; "pied mètrique", "pied ancien." RSW.
VISCHER, GELASIUS Germany, 1712, MIM Horizontal Table Sundial, chalk stone, 1712 = DEU. Raunou. Zinner 1.
VISMARA, G.B. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = X. Bury. Goodison 1.
VISSER Holland, 1767, MIM Perpetual Calendar, copper, 1767 = P.C. A.J. Turner 10.
VITALIS, P. 1753, MIM Horizontal Sundial, chalk-stone, 1753 = SAL. Zinner 1.
VITELLI, ALESSANDRO Italy, MIM Bonelli 1.
VITIOLI, FRANCISCUS DI see Franciscus di Vectioli. Price 2.
VITRUVIUS Italy, fl.50-41 B.C., Marcus Vitruvius Pollio; author of the era's pricipal work on architecture and engineering in which he discussed astronomy, sundials, waterwheels, etc.; invented a hodometer. Rome. Hellemans and Bunch; Pottage.
VITTA, C. England, PHIM Wheel Barometer = P.C. (1978). Stafford. RSW.
VITTORY AND DANNELLI England, c.1850, PHIM Wheel Barometer = Christie-SK 2/26/88. Manchester. RSW.
VITTORY AND LANETTI England, c.1820, PHIM Wheel Barometer = D.(1990). Manchester. RSW.
VIVIEN, NOEL France, 17th Century, MIM Butterfield-type Sundial = SPI-2795. Noël Vivien. Paris. Michel 3; RSW.
VIZE, JEROME France, fl.1567-86, MIM Astronomical Compendium, 1567 = SPI-2906 = BM. Jérôme Vize; "Hieronimus Vize, Menusier" (woodworker). Pau; Paris. Michel 3; Evans 1; Price 3; Ward 4; RSW.
VLIET, SIEBRAND TEEKES VAN DER Holland, 1740-1806, OIM PHIM Gregorian Telescope = Eisinga's house, Franeker; Telescope = van Cleef en Scheurleer Auction, 1799. Franeker. Rooseboom 1; Mörzer Bruyns 2; RSW.
VOGEL, J.H. Switzerland, "J.H. Vogel delineavit" is marked on a horary quadrant made by Johann Meylin. Zinner 1.
VOGL., AND. see Andreas Vogler; the signatures on many of Vogler's sundials are abbreviated in this way. Zinner 1.
VOGLEN see Vogler. Evans 1.
VOGLER, ANDREAS Germany, fl.1766-1808, MIM Horizontal Sundial, round = OXF; Universal Ring Sundial = Linz Museum; Table Sundial, square = Zeiss Jena; Globe Sundial = STU; made many Augsburg-type sundials for the mass market, including ADL-W239. the brother of Johann Georg Vogler, took over his workshop; the instructions are in French as well as in German Augsburg. Zinner 1; Bobinger 2; Michel 3; USNM; Pipping 1; ADL; Syndram; RSW.
VOGLER, JOHANN GEORG Germany, fl.1740-65, MIM Sundial, 1740 = Würzburg Luitpoldmuseum; Equatorial Sundial, octagonal, 1750 = BM; Horizontal Table Sundials = Berne Historical Museum, Mainz Altertumsammlung; Equatorial Sundials, square = AUG, MERC; made many Augsburg-type sundials for the mass market. brother of Andreas Vogler; "Compassmacher" in 1745; many sundials are signed "I.G.V." or "J.G.V."; Ward did not list the 1750 sundial. Augsburg. Zinner 1; Bobinger 2; Hamilton 1; Syndram; RSW.
VOGLER, JOHANN MICHAEL Germany, 1719, MIM Equatorial Sundial = NMM; Astronomical Clock, 1719 = DEU; Sundial, gilt brass = Amsterdam Sale, 1933. "Uhr- und Kompassmacher." Ellingen. Zinner 1 (Nachträge); Michel 3; Evans 1; RSW.
VOGLER, JOHN USA, c.1830, MIM SIM Surveying Compass = Old Salem, Inc., Wachovia Museum, North Carolina. Salem, North Carolina. USNM.
VOGT, GEORG, UND M. ZACH. WAGNER Germany, 1754, MIM Azimuth Quadrant, 1754 = Breslau Sternwarte. Zinner 1.
VOIGHT, F.W. Germany, fl.1798-1802, PHIM author; barometer maker. Jena. Middleton 1.
VOIGHT, HENRY Germany; USA, 1738-1814, MIM OIM SIM Transit = USNM; Clock = U.S. Senate; Telescope, equal altitude = USNM. repaired an orrery by Thomas Blunt 1; associated with John Fitch 2, 1786-92; Chief Coiner at Mint, 1793-1814; clockmaker. Saxe-Gotha; Norriton, Pa.; Philadelphia, Pa. (1786). Bedini 8; USNM; Wynter 1; RSW.
VOIGHT, JOHANN HEINRICH Germany, 1613-91, MIM Polyhedral Sundial, wood and paper = MUN. Stade. Abeler 1; RSW.
VOIGTLANDER Austria, MIM SIM Alidade = RSM. probably Johan Christoph Voigtländer. Vienna. Darius 3.
VOIGTLANDER UND SOHN Austria, c.1850, OIM Microscope = DRE. see W. Voigtländer. Vienna. RSW.
VOIGTLANDER, BRUDER Austria, c.1840, MIM SIM Mining Compasses = ADL-M176 (No. 356), ADL-M177 (No. 555); Proportional Dividers = Christie-SK 4/17/86. dividers signed "Pol. Brüder Voigtländer in Wien." Vienna. Engelmann 1; ADL; RSW.
VOIGTLANDER, FRANZ Austria, MIM SIM son of W. Voigtländer; "Mekaniker"; may have worked with his father. Engelmann 1; RSW.
VOIGTLANDER, J.F. Austria, 1759-1839, patented double Galilean achromatic opera glasses. Dewhirst.
VOIGTLANDER, JOHAN CHRISTOPH Austria, fl.1757-79, MIM SIM Surveyor's Levels = X, Pressburg Museum; Magnetic Compasses = Christie-SK 4/17/86, UTO 9/29/75 (2), Pressburg Museum. Johan Christoph Voigtländer. Vienna. Daumas 1; RSW.
VOIGTLANDER, W. Austria, MIM SIM Alidade Transit = Technical Museum, Warsaw. W. Voigtländer; also signed "sel sohn Franz Mechaniker." RSW.
VOLANTERIO, G. England, PHIM Wheel Barometers = X (2), D.(1976). one of the Xs signed only "G. Volanterio"; may be same as Joshua Volanterio, which see. Doncaster. Goodison 1; RSW.
VOLANTERIO, JOSHUA Italy; England, fl.1822-41, PHIM barometer maker. Italy; Frenchgate (1822); High Street (1834); Baxter Gate (1841); last three in Doncaster. Goodison 1; Taylor 2(1730).
VOLKMER, JOHANN GEORG Germany, 1616-93, MIM probably the son of Johann Melchior Volkmer; discovered that the magnetic variation of Nürnberg in 1677 was 5° W instead of the 8° E used since the time of Hans Reinmann; made sundials. Nürnberg. Michel 2 & 3.
VOLKMER, JOHANN MELCHIOR Germany; Austria, fl.1634-47, MIM Sundial, square, 1634 = P.C.; Sundial, 1647 = OXF; Mathematical Set, 1642 = VIE; Astronomical Compendia = ADL-M477 (1633), Lehmann Sale (1634). goldsmith; OXF signed "Volkmair"; VIE signed "Volkmayer"; probably the son of Tobias Volkmer and the father of Johann Georg Volkmer. Nürnberg; Vienna. Zinner 1; Michel 2; Engelmann 1; ADL; RSW.
VOLKMER, TOBIAS Germany, fl.1581-1645, MIM SIM made a wide variety of mathematical instruments including astrolabes, sundials, geometrical quadrants, artillery levels, surveying instruments which date from 1582 to 1645; examples may be seen at MUN, KRE, FLO, OXF, UTR, BUD, HAK, STU, WHI, DRE, BM, MAN, etc. sometimes spelled "Volckmer"; mathmatician and goldsmith; probably the father of Johann Melchior Volkmer. Braunschweig. Zinner 1; Price 1 and 3; Ward 4; Bryden 11 and 16; Garcia Franco 1; Michel 3; Hollands Glorie; de Rijk; Gunther 2; Daumas 1; ICA 2; RSW.
VOLLAND, LIENHART Germany, c.1544, MIM "compassmacher." Nürnberg. Gouk 1.
VOLMAR, HANS Germany, 18th Century, MIM Globe Sundial = WHI. Nürnberg. Zinner 1; Lunardi; Bryden 16.
VOLONTE, C. England, PHIM Stick Barometer = X; Wheel Barometer = X. Crown Inn, Devizes. Goodison 1.
VOLPAIA 1 the colloquial Italian form of Vulparia. Yonge; RSW.
VOLPAIA 2 see Ulpius. Yonge.
VOLPELIUS, CASPAR see Caspar Vopel NMM 2.
VOLTZ, JOHANN JAKOB Germany, 1621, MIM clockmaker; delivered a sextant and a clock to Philipp of Hessen-Butzbach in 1621. Butzbach. Zinner 1.
VONCARD, V. France, 18th Century, MIM Goniometer = Lempertz 6/14/76. Paris. RSW.
VOODT, A. VAN DER Belgium, NIM Sextant = Phillips 5/20/75. Antwerp. RSW.
VOOGHDIO, NICOLAS J. Holland, c.1684, MIM Planisphere, paper = ADL-A286. designed an astronomical quadrant, made in wood by Han a Loon; two examples at UTR; there was a wood and paper quadrant at DRE (now lost) that was said to have been designed by Vooghdio and made by Johannes van Keulen 1; ADL signed "Auct N. Vooghdio Amsterdam by Johannes van Keulen (1) met privlégie vor 15 iaaren"; also marked "C.I. Voogt Geometra't Amsterdam by Johannes van Keulen (1) boekverkooper aand i nieux Brugh in de gekroon de Lootsman." Amsterdam. Zinner 1; van Cittert 1; Michel 3; D.J. Warner 2; Krogt 2; ADL; RSW.
VOOGT, CLAES JANSE Holland, fl.1684-96, "C.I. Voogt Geometra't, Amsterdam", marked on Nicolas Vooghdio's planisphere, ADL-A286. Krogt 2.
VOPEL, CASPAR Germany, 1511-61, MIM Astrolabe, 1561 (ICA-614) = Harburg Schloss; Armillary Sphere with manuscript gores on Globe, 1543 = Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.; made celestial globes, nocturnals, quadrants, etc, dating from 1532 to 1561; examples may be seen at the Köln Rheinisches Museum, KEN, USNM, NMM, SAL, DEU, BM, OXF, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., etc. globe maker; variant is Volpelius. Cologne. Zinner 1; Price 1, 2 & 3; Ward 4; ICA 2; Maddison 1; Michel 3; Yonge; RSW.
VOPEL, GASPAR see Caspar Vopel.
VOS, WEDUWE J. Holland, 1742, MIM the widow Vos. Warmoesstraat, Amsterdam. Mörzer Bruyns 2.
VOSSIUS, ISAAC Holland, 1618-89, OIM mentioned by Bonani in 1690 as an optical instrument maker; made a microscope with a high-power single lens; Monconys also refered to him. the Hague; Leyden; Amsterdam. Clay and Court; Dewhirst.
VOSTER, ANN Ireland, 1760, MIM name known from an ad. Cork. Morrison-Low and Burnett.
VOSTER, DANIEL Ireland, fl.1742-51, MIM Slide Rule, three-foot, 1742 = KEN; Sundial = X; Horizontal Sundial, 1751 = P.C. P.C. signed "D. Voster Corke Fet 1751 Non regio nisi regar." Cork. Bryden 9; Morrison-Low and Burnett; Mollan.
VOSTER, ELIAS Ireland, 1760, MIM Cork. Morrison-Low and Burnett.
VREAM, WILLIAM England, fl.1710-27, MIM PHIM author; made barometers, air pumps, etc; worked for Francis Hauksbee 1. Earl Street, near the Seven Dials, within two doors of the Royal Oak, London. Goodison 1; Taylor 1(559) & 2(127); A.J. Turner 10.
VRETSCHER, MATTHIAS, P.S. Germany, 1754, MIM Astronomical Compendium, 1754 = Weinmuller 10/28/70 = WUP. Mannheimer; RSW.
VRIES, JAN ROELLAS VAN Holland, c.1641, MIM Astrolabe = Michel Coll.; Sundial = Friesch Museum, Leeuwarden; Zappeck-type Sundial, 1641 = Eisinga's House, Franeker. Amsterdam. Rooseboom 1; RSW.
VROESEN, ADRIEN Holland, 1711, astronomical broadside at USNM; description of a 1711 planetarium. USNM.
VRYTHOFF, LAMBERTUS Holland, c.1650, MIM Astronomical Compendium, ten centimeters square = Spaulding Coll. (pre-1929) = Lempertz 6/14/76 = D.(1976). The Hague. Hamilton 2; Brieux 2; RSW.
VUER, JAN CORNELYZ VAN Holland, 1775, NIM Octant, 1775 = MADEX = NMM. Jan Cornelyz van Vüer; ex-Seguin Coll. Bryden 9; Rooseboom 1; MADEX; NMM 2; RSW.
VUILLAUME France, c.1858, violin maker; had Karl Rudolph Koenig as apprentice until 1858, which see. Paris. G.L'E. Turner 24.
VULLIAMY England, c.1787, MIM PHIM Clock, 1787 = VAA; Barometer = VAA. probably Benjamin Vulliamy, which see. London. Goodison 1.
VULLIAMY, BENJAMIN England, fl.1775-1820, MIM PHIM son of Justin Vulliamy and succeeded him; clockmaker to George III. London. Goodison 1.
VULLIAMY, BENJAMIN LEWIS England, fl.1812-54, MIM PHIM probably son of Benjamin Vulliamy; clock and barometer maker; Richard Thomas Jump worked for him; took Joseph Jump as apprentice; clockmaker to Queen Victoria. London. Goodison 1; Britten; Middleton 1.
VULLIAMY, JUSTIN England, fl.1730-90, PHIM Wheel Barometers = Nostell Priory, etc. father of Benjamin Vulliamy; also made clocks. Pall Mall, London. Goodison 1.
VULPARIA, AMELLI Italy, fl.1580-1600, MIM Palermo. Gunther 2.
VULPARIA, BENVENUTUS Italy, 1486-1553, MIM Horizontal Sundial, 1516 = Phillips 2/22/76 = TIM. "Laurentii filius"; clockmaker; see B.V.; author Florence; Rome. Maccagni 1; Morpurgo 4; RSW.
VULPARIA, CAMILLUS Italy, 1484-1560, MIM Sundial, wood, 1542 = FLO. father of Hieronymus Vulparia; clockmaker. Florence. Bonelli 1; Michel 3; Maccagni 1; Morpurgo 4; Evans 1.
VULPARIA, EUPHROSYNUS Italy; France, b.c.1500-53+, MIM Astrolabe, 1525 (ICA-175) = BM; Nocturnals = NMM (1516), FLO (1520); Armillary Sphere, 1553 = VIE. son of Laurentius Vulparia 1; NMM nocturnal from MADEX; made map of Roman country in 1547, now in Vatican; also a geographer and clockmaker; see Ulpius. Florence; Lyon. Bonelli 1; Michel 2 and 3; Morpurgo 1 and 4; Gunther 1; Price 1, 2 and 3; ICA 2; MADEX; Maccagni 1.
VULPARIA, EX OFFICINA Italy, MIM Nocturnal and Sundial = Paris Auction, 6/22/79. could this be misreading for Euphrosynus Vulparia? Florence. RSW.
VULPARIA, GIROLAMO see Hieronymus Vulparia. RSW.
VULPARIA, HIERONYMUS Italy, c.1527-1614, MIM made astrolabes, armillary spheres, planetary Ptolemaic models, and a wide range of sundials, including ADL-M4, ADL-DPW11 and ADL-W91; other examples can be seen at FLO, BMR, Perugia Museum, OXF, HAR, KEN, etc. son of Camillus Vulparia; clockmaker; author; worked in both ivory and brass; dates range from 1554-90. Florence. Bonelli 1; Maddison 1; Michel 3; Engelmann 1; Maccagni 1; Gatty; Yonge; ADL; Morpurgo 1 and 4; RSW.
VULPARIA, HIERONYMUS CAMILLI Italy, early version of Hieronymus Vulparia; armillary sphere (KEN, 1554) and planetarium (FLO, 1557) are signed thus; see Hieronymus Vulparia. Maccagni 1.
VULPARIA, LAURENTIUS 1 Italy, 1446-1512, MIM Nocturnal and Sundial, 1511 = FLO. father of Benvenutus and Euphrosynus Vulparia; clockmaker. Florence. Bonelli 1; Michel 3; Maccagni 1; Morpurgo 1 and 4; RSW.
VULPARIA, LAURENTIUS 2 Italy, c.1500-66, MIM Pin-gnomon Skaphe, 1560 = Josten Coll. = Soth. 3/14/57 = ADL-DPW14. son of Camillus Vulparia; clockmaker. Florence; Lyon (1553). Michel 3; Maddison 3; Maccagni 1; ADL; Morpurgo 1 and 2; RSW.
VULPARIA, LORENZO see Laurentius Vulparia 1. A.J. Turner 10; Maccagni 1.
VULPIUS see Ulpius. Yonge.

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