Auction 107, Lot 673

"Tabula Anemographica seu Pyxis Nautica, vulgo Compas Charte…", Lotter, Tobias Conrad

Subject: Cartographic Miscellany

Period: 1760 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.7 x 19.6 inches
57.7 x 49.8 cm

Dramatic chart of a 32-point wind rose with rich Baroque decoration. Surrounding the rose are 32 wind-heads that represent various races of mankind. Each of the points is named in six languages (German, Dutch, Italian, Latin, French and Spanish). In the four corners are the allegorical representations of the four seasons.

References:

Condition: A

Couple of short tears in blank margins, well away from map.

Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000

Sold for: $1,100

Closed on 6/9/2004

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