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Auction 102, Lot 54

"No. S Horologium Horizontale Signa Zodiaci Ascendentia ec, Cotinens ad Latitud. XLVIII Gr XXIIII Scr.", Ritter, Franz

Subject: Cartographic Miscellany

Period: 1610 (dated)

Publication: Speculum Solis…

Color: Hand Color

14.5 x 11.5 inches
36.8 x 29.2 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 compass 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 margins, as issued.

Estimate: $800 - $1,000

Sold for: $750

Closed on 3/5/2003