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Auction 184, Lot 62

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"[Lot of 2] Boussole P les Vents [and] De la Sphere. Figure LXV",

Subject: Cartographic Miscellany, Compass Rose

Period: 1683-1740 (circa)

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A. Boussole P les Vents, by Anonymous, circa 1740, hand color (6.8 x 5.6"). This decorative engraving depicts a 32-point compass rose with wind directions. Windheads adorn the corners. Condition: Issued folding with some printer's ink residue. (A)

B. De la Sphere. Figure LXV, by Alain Manesson Mallet, from Description de l'Univers, circa 1683, black & white (3.8 x 5.6"). This interesting miniature engraving features a compass and 32-point compass rose. Reference: Pastoureau, MANESSON-MALLET I A. Condition: Light soiling with a small worm hole and damp stain at top right. (B+)

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Estimate: $100 - $130

Sold for: $550

Closed on 9/15/2021

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