Auction 172, Lot 51

Dramatic 32-Point Wind Rose

"Tabula Anemographica seu Pyxis Nautica Ventorum Nomina Sex Linguis Repraesentans", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Cartographic Miscellany

Period: 1684 (published)


Color: Hand Color

21.4 x 17 inches
54.4 x 43.2 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.


Condition: A

A sharp impression with minor toning along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $2,000 - $2,500

Sold for: $1,200

Closed on 4/17/2019