Book Of Traceable Heraldic Art

Mariner's Compass

A tool for determining direction.

This Italian example marks the east with a cross, and the other directions with letters representing the names of the winds: Scirocco, Ostro, Libeccio, Ponente, Maestrale, Tramontana, and Grecale.

No default orientation. No proper coloration.

Source: Descrittione del Regno di Napoli. Artist unknown. (From page 57.)