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Auction 90, Lot 49

"Tabula Anemographica seu Pyxis Navtica",

Subject: Wind Compass

Period: 1650 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

21.2 x 17 inches
53.8 x 43.2 cm

A fabulous engraving of a compass rose showing the 32 compass points. Surrounding the rose are 32 wind heads that represent various races of mankind, as well as the four seasons. Each of the points is named in six languages. Exquisite old color. Short separation of fold and 4" tear into image, both invisably repaired.


Condition: A

Estimate: $2,000 - $2,200

Sold for: $2,300

Closed on 3/15/2000