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Auction 180, Lot 46

"Horologium Horizontale Horasa Meridie et Media Nocte Numeratas Continens...", Ritter, Franz

Subject: Cartographic Miscellany

Period: 1610 (published)

Publication: Speculum Solis

Color: Black & White

14.2 x 11.7 inches
36.1 x 29.7 cm
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Franz Ritter was a German mathematician and astronomer whose works are very rare. This beautiful engraving is a horological diagram that includes 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

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

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $200

Closed on 11/18/2020