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Auction 101, Lot 51

"Horologium Horizontale, Parallelos Horizontis, ec. Exhibens ad Poliarctici Elevationem XLVIIII Grad XXIIII Scrupul ec.", Ritter, Franz

Subject: Cartographic Miscellany

Period: 1610 (dated)

Publication: Speculum Solis…

Color: Hand Color

13.2 x 11.3 inches
33.5 x 28.7 cm
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Franz Ritter was a German mathematician and astronomer whose works are extremely rare. This beautiful engraving is a horological diagram remarkable for the elaborately engraved decorative border. At top is a large cartouche and at bottom is a 32-point wind rose. A very rare and unusual cartographic curiosity.


Condition: A

Tiny bit of faint foxing, still very good with a crisp impression and lovely color. Close bottom margin, as issued.

Estimate: $700 - $800

Sold for: $1,200

Closed on 12/4/2002