Auction 117, Lot 44

"Ventorum Index [on sheet with] Vocabulorum Geographicorum Topica Significatio", Quad, Matthias von Kinckelbach

Subject: Cartographic Miscellany

Period: 1600 (dated)

Publication: Geographisch Handtbuch

Color: Black & White

Size:
11.7 x 8 inches
29.7 x 20.3 cm

A very unusual, striking engraving featuring a magnificent 32-point compass rose or wind rose, paired on the same page with a map of an invented coastline used to illustrate a key and explanation of labeling for topographic map features. Explanatory Latin text on verso. Size given is for both engravings.

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Condition: B

Strong impression with some damp staining just into neatline. Very faint manuscript letters added with a quill to the map at some point in the distant past. Couple light printer's creases in compass rose.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $350

Closed on 12/6/2006

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