Auction 110, Lot 43

"Horologium Hortzontale Horas a Meridie et Media Nocte Numeratas Continens, ad Latitudinem…", Ritter, Franz

Subject: Cartographic Miscellany

Period: 1640 (dated)

Publication: Speculum Solis

Color: Hand Color

14.2 x 11.5 inches
36.1 x 29.2 cm

Franz Ritter was a German mathematician and astronomer whose works are very rare. This beautiful engraving is a horological diagram with depictions of the Zodiac. It is most remarkable for the elaborately engraved decorative border with a large cartouche and 32-point wind rose.


Condition: A+

Estimate: $800 - $900

Sold for: $750

Closed on 3/2/2005