"No. I Amplissimis Nobilissimis Prudentissimisq, Viris, Inclitae Noribergensium Reipublicae se Natoribus", Ritter, Franz
Subject: Cartographic Miscellany
Period: 1640 (dated)
Publication: Speculum Solis…
Color: Hand Color
14.3 x 11.4 inches
36.3 x 29 cm
This beautiful engraving is an horological diagram, remarkable for the elaborately engraved decorative border. At the top is a large cartouche and at bottom is a 32-point wind rose flanked by birds and flowers in an ornate setting. A very unusual cartographic curiosity by Franz Ritter, a German mathematician and astronomer whose works are extremely rare.
Side margins professionally extended to better accommodate framing. Tiny rust spot in image, still overall very good.