Catalog Archive
Auction 180, Lot 50

"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.

Condition: A

Contemporary color on a bright sheet with some soft creases, marginal soiling, and three small worm holes in the bottom blank margin.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 11/18/2020