- [World map]
Regions and Seasons: The winds remained on maps into the 17th century, as illustrated on this 1607 horological diagram, which was used for measuring time. Produced by German mathematician Franz Ritter, this unique example contains one central world map surrounded by ten diagrams illustrating different ways of recording or measuring time. Ritter's wind diagram appears in the top center margin here. The four principal winds are represented encircling a compass, with north at the south. "Destructive" winds in the south are illustrated here as skulls, indicating the negative effects they were believed to have on humankind.
- Ritter, Franz, d. 1641
- Name on Item:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
- Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
World maps--Early works to 1800
Exhibited: "Regions and Seasons: Mapping Climate through History" organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, 2017.
Central map surrounded by ten horological diagrams.
Projected from North Pole.
Appears in Ritter's Speculum Solis. Nuremburg. 1607.
Text in Latin and German.
- 1 map ; 28 x 34 cm.
Scale not given.
- Call #:
G3200 1607 .R5
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