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Auction 104, Lot 58

"Horologium Horizontale ubi Axis Mundanus Supra Horizontem Extollitur Gradus XLVIII, Scrupula XXIIII", Ritter, Franz

Subject: Cartographic Miscellany

Period: 1640 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

13 x 11.3 inches
33 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

Couple of very insignificant spots and repairs at fold intersections, still very good.

Estimate: $800 - $1,000

Sold for: $600

Closed on 9/10/2003