Auction 89, Lot 37

"Des Vents",

Subject: Cartographic miscellany

Period: 1770 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

21.5 x 12.2 inches
54.6 x 31 cm

A beautiful copper engraving of a large windrose. Two columns of French text describe the nature of the winds in scientific terms, and provide an explanation of the windrose, 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.


Condition: A+

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $220

Closed on 12/8/1999