Aa, Pieter van der

1729

Philippi Brietii S.J. Ventorum Tabula

Philippi Brietii S.J. Ventorum Tabula

DESCRIPTION: Decorative hand-colored engraving of a wind-rose. A wonderful piece that illustrates the ability of graphics to convey information about our earth.

The wind-rose is subdivided into five categories. First, "Divisio & Nomina Ventorum Apud Nautis" reads as "The winds divided and named according to navigators' .It uses an unusual and complicated wind rose to illustrate the directions and names of the best known winds around the world. Included are such names as 'Levante', 'Sirocco', 'Ponante', 'Transmontana' and 'Ostro vel Mezo Giorno'.

Antique engraving in Philip Cluver's magnum opus 'Introductionis in Universam Geographiam', a well-known geography textbook issued in various editions for many years beginning in 1624.

This very attractive engraving comes from a 1729 edition of 'Introductionis..'

CREATOR: Aa, Pieter van der

PUBLICATION DATE: 1729

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: N/A

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CONDITION: Good.  On laid paper with no issues.

COLORING: Recent hand color.

ENGRAVER: 

SIZE: 7 " x 9 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 20

PRICE: $180


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