8 Vintage Compass Rose Images
Today we have a wonderful collection of Vintage Compass Rose Images! Below are several amazing Compass Engravings and Line Drawings from yesteryear. Some have various star shapes and even long arrows passing through them, and others were used for navigating oceans and even engineering. The intricate details on all of them are so impressive! The geometric principles that were applied to make these fine instruments surely were considered quite impressive when they were developed. All are nice pictures of a Compass Rose to use in your Steampunk or Travel Projects! Wouldn’t one look great transferred onto a Nautical Style Table?!
Vintage Compass Rose Images
Here we have not just one fabulous Vintage Compass Image, but two!!! These were generously provided by the ever so lovely and generous Ann, from Moonbeams and Fireflys. Aren’t they fabulous!!! The one at the top is a Mariner’s Compass and the second one is an Engineer’s Compass. Sailors of course had to rely on a Compass or stars like the North star before modern tracking systems like GPS. These Compasses appear to have probably been of the best quality for their era. They come from a circa 1901 Geography Book. Thank you again Ann!!!
Here we have a wonderful picture of a Compass Rose from an 1870’s Book! The fanciful long arrows along the top image create such a fine design I think. I don’t know if they are strictly for show or also serve a functional purpose, but my guess is that they are integral to the operation of the compass. I love the original version with the two long arrows on it, but thought you might find it useful to also have the Compass just by itself as well.
This is a great looking Star shaped Compass Rose also taken from an 1870’s Book! Another interesting arrow design is displayed above in this line drawing. There sure are lots of lines on this one! The original illustration with an arrow going through is nice, but I thought you might find it useful to have the Star just by itself on this one too.
Picture of a Compass Rose
Here is the latest addition to this collection. This picture of a Compass Rose is done in full color, so unusual, at least for me anyway as I usually only see these in black and white. This one has gold accents along with Bright Blue and Red and Cream. So striking!