Auction 112, Lot 56

"Horologium Horizontale Parallelos Horizontis…", Ritter, Franz

Subject: Cartographic Miscellany

Period: 1681 (published)

Publication: Speculum Solis

Color: Hand Color

13.5 x 11.7 inches
34.3 x 29.7 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 strapwork cartouche and at bottom is a 32-point wind rose. A very rare and unusual cartographic curiosity.


Condition: A

Margins expertly extended to better accommodate framing.

Estimate: $800 - $900

Sold for: $600

Closed on 9/28/2005