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Auction 108, Lot 56

"No. 5 Horologium Horizontale Signa Zodiaci Ascendentia…", Ritter, Franz

Subject: Cartographic Miscellany

Period: 1640 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

14.2 x 11.5 inches
36.1 x 29.2 cm
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Franz Ritter was a German mathematician and astronomer whose works are very 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 flanked by two stags.


Condition: A+

Professional repair in top left margin.

Estimate: $800 - $1,000

Sold for: $600

Closed on 9/29/2004