Book Of Traceable Heraldic Art

Compass

See also: Compass in Pictorial Dictionary of Heraldry.

Two pins joined by a pivot used for measurement when drawing or building.

Default orientation: points to base. No proper coloration.

Drawing Compass (1) §

Source: Siebmacher’s Wappenbuch of 1605. Artist: Johann Siebmacher. (Arms of Petzlinger, page 98.)

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Drawing Compass (2) §

Adapted from a photograph of Boijmans van Beuningen's Compass no. F 6454, dated to the 15th C.

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