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Sphaera mundi, sive cosmographia quinque libris

1552
Illustrated by Unidentified artist, French, 16th century (French), Author Oronce Fine (French, 1494–1555), Printer Michel de Vascosan (French, died about 1577)


Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Brunet II, 1261; Murray, French, 163 (1551 ed.)

Dimensions

Overall: 24.2 x 17 x 1.7 cm (9 1/2 x 6 11/16 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

BR1067

Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 45 woodcuts and diagrams

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

(Paris: Michel de Vascosan, 1552) Quarto; 66 leaves; contemporary calf (damaged, rebacked).

Numerous astronomical diagrams, including points of compass printed in black and red (fol. 58v)


Paris: Michel de Vascosan, 1552

Provenance

Old ownership inscription on title page; Libreria Cecchi, Florence; Leo S. Olschki, Florence, from whom purchased (through Theodor H. Castor & Co., Boston) by MFA, August 7, 1900.

Credit Line

Museum Purchase