Auction 171, Lot 64

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

Subject: Wind Rose

Period: 1600 (dated)

Publication: Geographisch Handtbuch

Color: Black & White

11.6 x 7.9 inches
29.5 x 20.1 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 combined.

References: Mickwitz & Miekkavaara #239-82.

Condition: B+

A dark impression with light soiling and a professionally repaired centerfold separation at bottom.

Estimate: $475 - $600


Closed on 2/6/2019