Dramatic 32-Point Wind Rose
"Tabula Anemographica seu Pyxis Nautica Ventorum Nomina Sex Linguis Repraesentans", Jansson, Jan
Subject: Cartographic Miscellany, Wind Rose
Period: 1680 (circa)
Publication: Atlas Novus
Color: Black & White
21.5 x 17.1 inches
54.6 x 43.4 cm
Dramatic chart of a 32-point wind rose with rich baroque decoration. The rose is surrounded by 32 wind-heads that represent various races of mankind. Each of the points is named in six languages (Greek, Latin, Italian, Portuguese, French, and Dutch). Blank verso.
References: Van der Krogt (Vol. II) P-Rose:1.
A sharp impression with very light soiling and a minor damp stain that enters the image just above the title cartouche. There are some small chips and edge tears in the blank margins, well away from the engraved image.