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Sphaera mundi (Sphere of the World)

Venice: Erhard Ratdolt [before 4 November] 1485

Provenance

Early [ownership?] inscriptions on recto of first leaf; Theodore H. Castor & Co., Boston, from whom purchased by MFA August 17, 1899.

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection, by exchange

1485

Catalogue Raisonné

Goff J-406; Essling 259; Sander 6662; BMC V 290; Redgrave, Ratdolt, 57

Dimensions

Overall: 22.2 x 16.6 x 2 cm (8 3/4 x 6 9/16 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

BR1009

Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 62 woodcuts, of which seven are color-printed

Collections

Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books