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Sphaera mundi (Sphere of the World)

Venice: Guilelmus Anima Mia, Tridinensis, 14 January 1491


Early ownership inscriptions on title page, one dated 1739; purchased "in Europe" by Sylvester R. Koehler for the MFA August 8, 1900

Credit Line

Museum purchase


Place of Publication

Venice, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Goff J-410; Essling 262; Sander 6665; BMC V 412


Overall: 19.5 x 16 x 1.5 cm (7 11/16 x 6 5/16 x 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with one full-page woodcut and numerous woodcut diagrams, some color-printed


Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books