Book Of Traceable Heraldic Art


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, arms spread. No proper coloration.

Drawing Compass (1) §

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

Drawing Compass (2) §

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

Drawing Compass (3) §

Source: Wappenbuch Fol 223. (Folio 35v.) Artist unknown. Adapted by Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin.