[World map]


[World map]

Item Information

Title:
[World map]
Description:
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.
Creator:
Ritter, Franz, d. 1641
Name on Item:
Franz Ritter.
Date:
[1607]
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
World maps--Early works to 1800
Places:
World
Publisher:
Nuremberg : Franz Ritter
Notes:
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.
Extent:
1 map ; 28 x 34 cm.
Scale:
Scale not given.
Language:
Latin
German
Identifier:
06_01_002302
Call #:
G3200 1607 .R5
Barcode:
39999058993781
Terms of Use:
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