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Publisher: RITTER, F.
Title: N3. Horologium Horizontale Horas a meridie et media nocte Numeratas continens ad latitudinem XLIX GR XXIII Minut ec.
Published: Nuremberg 1640

Size: 11.2 x 14.0 inches.
28.4 x 35.5 cm.
Colouring: Uncoloured.
Condition:  Dark impression, folds as issued. Trimmed to neat line with no evidence of loss. Two printers' creases in lower part.
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This beautiful engraving is a horological diagram with at bottom a 32-point wind rose and signed underneath "M:Franciscus Ritter N fac A 1640".
Remarkable for the elaborately engraved decorative border. At top is a large title cartouche and zodiac signs in left and right.
From "Speculum solis, das ist, Sonnenspiegel. Beschreibung unnd unterricht, derer in das kupffer gestochenen sonnenuhren, in welcher der gantze lauff der sonnen, unnd dess mondten durch deroselben schatten zu sehen ist", Nuremberg 1640.

Franz Ritter was an astronomer and cartographer, perhaps best-known his 'sundial' world map. Ritter specialized in the design and manufacture of astrolabes, sundials, and other scientific instruments.

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 N3. Horologium Horizontale Horas a meridie et media nocte Numeratas continens ad latitudinem XLIX GR XXIII Minut ec. - RITTER, F.

N3. Horologium Horizontale Horas a meridie et media nocte Numeratas continens ad latitudinem XLIX GR XXIII Minut ec. - RITTER, F.
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