Ship and tower from 'Margarita Philosophica', London, 1535.

Ship and tower from 'Margarita Philosophica', London, 1535.
3 1 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 23cm

Description

Platinotype print showing a ship and tower, demonstrating the roundness of the Earth, taken of an Illustration from the 1535 edition of the philosopher Gregor Reisch's (1467-1525) 'Margarita Philosophica' ('Pearl of Wisdom'), an encyclopedia compiling commentaries on subjects including astronomy, geometry, anatomy and geography.

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10415899

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