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Auction 166, Lot 50

"Brietius's Draught of the Winds and Their Names According to the Ancients and Moderns", Cluver, Philipp

Subject: Wind Rose

Period: 1711 (published)

Publication: Introductio in Universam Geographiam...

Color: Black & White

7 x 8.8 inches
17.8 x 22.4 cm
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This handsome wind rose gives the names of the directional winds according to both ancient and modern sources. At bottom are diagrams of the earth identifying the circles of latitude and the Roman 12-wind rose.

Cluver's Introductio in Universam Geographicam was a popular atlas, appearing in over 45 editions during a 100-year period. The first edition was published without maps in the 1620s, and the first edition to include maps was published circa 1641. The various editions were published in different cities throughout Europe, including Amsterdam, Nuremberg, and London. This map is from a London edition.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) T.CLUV-9a.

Condition: A

A nice impression with minor toning and a hint of offsetting.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $90

Closed on 2/14/2018