Black African holding sundial at Dunham Massey Hall , near Altrincham Cheshire England , UK WA14 4SJ

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Figures (including those of other races) like this one, represented the four continents as they were defined in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries: Africa, America, Asia and Europe. By extension they would then stand for ‘the known world’.
Location: Dunham Massey Hall , near Altrincham Cheshire England , UK WA14 4SJ