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Sphaera mundi (Sphere of the World)

Venice: Joannes Lucilius Santritter and Hieronymus de Sanctis, 31 March 1488


Leo S. Olschki, Florence; Theodore H. Castor & Co., Boston, from whom purchased by MFA, April 12, 1900

Credit Line

Museum Purchase


Place of Publication

Venice, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Goff J-407; Essling 260; Sander 6663; BMC V 462


Overall: 20.5 x 15.7 x 1.5 cm (8 1/16 x 6 3/16 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with two full-page woodcuts and numerous woodcut illustrations, some hand-colored


Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books