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"Time Flies" Compass and Clock

"Time Flies. It's up to you to be the navigator" and "There is no time better than now" are the thought provoking messages etched on the box and the top of the clock.

Measures 9x7x6cm.

The Hongs of Canton

The Hongs of Canton

Western merchants in South China 1700-1900, as seen in Chinese export paintings

ParadiseWhen Antique Maps meet Modern Cities

Paradise: When Antique Maps meet Modern Cities

Between Paradise and Paradise Lost 

What is “paradise”? Portuguese used to call Macau “the City of the Name of the God” and Macau is now known as the world’s top gambling destination. Does paradise mean a religious land? Is it a colony of the coloniser or an extravagant gambling capital? Perhaps a modern city of skyscrapers? Is there just a fine line between paradise and paradise lost?In which directions should the modern urban development go?In the age of crises, this book has taken us on a thinking journey to the past, the present , and the future.

SUNDIAL

Quarter-size Dollond's Portable Sundial

"Mankind has measured the passing of time using the apparent movement of the sun since before 1500 BC using a number of different instruments.
The dial dates back to around 300 BC, when a hollow hemispherical instrument was first used.

Portable versions came into existence soon afterwards. They relied on the altitude of the sun rather than its direction, needing a correction for the time of year. Later versions also incorporated adjustments for latitude. During the 15th century the development of the magnetic compass made a portable sundial possible, because the operator could know the direction of North. "

Supplied in a box measuring 4" square, 2½" tall.