Auction 114, Lot 51

"Horologium Horizontale Parallelos Horizontis…", Ritter, Franz

Subject: Cartographic Miscellany

Period: 1640 (dated)

Publication: Speculum Solis

Color: Hand Color

13.4 x 11.4 inches
34 x 29 cm

Franz Ritter was a German mathematician and astronomer whose works are extremely rare. This beautiful engraving is a horological diagram remarkable for the elaborate 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

Professionally remargined at binding trim to accommodate framing.

Estimate: $800 - $900

Sold for: $700

Closed on 3/1/2006