"Des Vents", Clouet, Jean Baptiste Louis
Subject: Cartographic Miscellany, Wind Rose
Period: 1787 (published)
Publication: Geographie Moderne
Color: Hand Color
21.8 x 12.4 inches
55.4 x 31.5 cm
A beautiful copper engraving of a large wind rose. Two columns of French text describe the nature of the winds in scientific terms, and provide an explanation of the wind rose, which denotes the various wind directions in four languages; French, Italian, Latin and Spanish. A very decorative piece and a great addition to any cartographic or navigation collection.
References: Rumsey #4757010.
Contemporary color on a bright sheet with some soft creases, marginal soiling, and three small worm holes in the bottom blank margin.