Tabula anemographica seu pyxis nautica vulgo compass charte : quâ ventorum noia septem linguis græca scil. latina, italica, hispanica, gallica, hollandica et germanica repræsentantur succinctè elaborata


Tabula anemographica seu pyxis nautica vulgo compass charte

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Title:
Tabula anemographica seu pyxis nautica vulgo compass charte : quâ ventorum noia septem linguis græca scil. latina, italica, hispanica, gallica, hollandica et germanica repræsentantur succinctè elaborata
Description:
Regions & Seasons: Thirty-two wind heads appear on this 1760 chart of the heavens by German mapmaker Matthaeus Seutter. Corresponding with each of the thirty-two points on the compass, these winds range in age from young to old, with the largest wind heads representing the four principal winds Boreas (North), Eurus (East), Notus (South) and Zephyrus (West). Figures representing the four seasons appear in each corner of the map, and their placement near the four groups of winds symbolizes the weather and natural phenomena each wind was said to bring.
Creator:
Seutter, Matthaeus, 1678-1756
Cartographer:
Seutter, Matthaeus, 1678-1756
Name on Item:
â Matthæo Seuttero, sac. cæs. et reg. cathol. majest. geographo augustano
Date:
[ca. 1740]
Format:
Prints
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Cardinal points--Early works to 1800
Winds--Pictorial works--Early works to 1800
Publisher:
[Augsburg] : Matthaeo Seuttero
Notes:
Exhibited: "Regions and Seasons: Mapping Climate through History" organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, 2017.
Wind chart showing the compass disc divided in 32 sections, with text in seven languages (Greek, Latin, Italian, Spanish, French, Dutch and German). Surrounding the compass are 31 small cherub heads arranged in successive ages from young to old, and four large heads, blowing winds on the compass and seasons. The corners are decorated with large allegorical representations of the four seasons.
Extent:
1 picture : color ; 50 x 58 cm
Language:
Latin
Identifier:
06_01_015943
Call #:
G3201.A5 1740 .S48
Barcode:
39999085942041
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