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Auction 151, Lot 46

"Les Noms et les Regions des Vents", Hondius/Bertius

Subject: Wind Rose

Period: 1618 (published)

Publication: Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum…

Color: Hand Color

3.7 x 3.6 inches
9.4 x 9.1 cm

This is an elaborate 32-point wind rose, or compass rose. North is denoted with a fleur-de-lis, and east and south are illustrated with a lion and a sea monster. French text on verso explaining and naming the various winds.

References: King (2nd ed.) pp. 96-99.

Condition: B+

A nice impression with very light toning, a few small spots, and damp stains in the far blank margins.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $160

Closed on 11/19/2014