Catalog Archive
Auction 180, Lot 45

"Na. 2. Horologium Horizontale Parallelos Horizontis cum Hor: Ameridie Numeratis Ostendens", Ritter, Franz

Subject: Cartographic Miscellany

Period: 1610 (published)

Publication: Speculum Solis…

Color: Black & White

13.6 x 11.9 inches
34.5 x 30.2 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+

A dark impression on a bright sheet with a small medallion watermark, issued folding and now flattened. Binding trims at left have been professionally replaced.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $200

Closed on 11/18/2020