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RITTER, F. - Untiteled: World and Horological Diagrams.

RITTER, F. - Untiteled: World and Horological Diagrams.
Untiteled: World and Horological Diagrams. - RITTER, F.
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Title : Untiteled: World and Horological Diagrams..
Map maker : RITTER, F..
Date : Nuremberg, ca.1607.
Size : 10.6 x 13.0 inches. / 27.0 x 33.0 cm.
Colouring : Coloured.

Description :A rare and extremely unusual map shows the world projected from the North Pole as if it were the table of a sundial. The landmasses are drawn to scale in proportion to their distance from the pole. The result is a very distorted, though mathematically correct, projection.
Ten horological diagrams surround the central map and all are enclosed in a decorative border.
According to the updated version of Rodney Shirley's entry 260 ; The plate was designed for Ritter's first edition of the Speculum Solis in 1607. "This entry 270A records the earlier version of the unusual map described under entry 270 and illustrated in plate 213. In this version the map is the central part of a large ensemble consisting of ten smaller horological diagrams. There is the authorís name and the date 1607. This plate seems to have been published only in the first (1607) edition of the Speculum Solis with the larger version found in subsequent editions up to 1650."
Condition : Map has new margins added to the very small original ones, the original margins are 2mm. Map has a printers crease at the right side of the map.


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