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JANSSONIUS, J. - Tabula Anemographica seu Pyxis Nautica.
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Tabula Anemographica seu Pyxis Nautica. - JANSSONIUS, J.
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Title : Tabula Anemographica seu Pyxis Nautica..
Map maker : JANSSONIUS, J..
Date : Amsterdam, 1650.
Size : 17.1 x 21.6 inches. / 43.5 x 54.8 cm.
Colouring : Original colours.
Description :A most significant anemographic, or wind rose. This unusual chart represents a transitional point in the perception of direction, or to be precise, the transition from the wind rose to the compass rose.
In the areas surrounding the sphere, each wind is personified by a figure bearing the racial characteristics associated with the region or direction represented. The upper left quadrant, representing north, depicts bearded Germans or Scandinavians.
The upper right, representing east, shows beardless dark skinned faces. The beardless and pale skinned figures in the lower left and right, representing west and south, are less distinguishable but may be intended to represent indigenous Americans and Greeks. ¤
Condition : Lower centerfold and a tear (ca.11cm) reinforced.
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