Auction 179, Lot 58

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.

Condition: B+

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.

Estimate: $1,400 - $1,700

Sold for: $700

Closed on 9/16/2020