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